New study projects 14 percent growth in shale--related employment in PA

An IHS Global Insight study projects that shale gas-supported employment in Pennsylvania will grow 14 percent each year between 2010 and 2015, more than in any other unconventional gas producing state.



US DOE testing for links between faults, groundwater pollution

Federal researchers are testing whether hydraulic fracturing fluids can travel thousands of feet via geologic faults into drinking water aquifers close to the surface.



Pennsylvania counties cashing in on Marcellus Shale drilling revenues

Counties are trying to determine how new impact fee revenue can help pay for critical services facing county budgets.



IEA: China natural gas demand to double by 2017

Global demand for natural gas will likely grow 17 percent over the next five years as Chinese consumption doubles.



EP Announces Natural Gas Vehicle Resource Website, Technical Assistance Plan

The PA DEP launched a Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) website and plans to help municipal and commercial fleet owners make informed decisions about converting their fleets to compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas, in advance of a related grant program.



DCNR to collect money from drillers who harvest gas under public streams

Natural gas drillers have to sign leases and compensate the state if they plan to collect gas trapped deep beneath publicly owned streams and rivers.



Fake gas well to help train responders for emergencies

Visitors to North Park soon may see what looks like a gas well being built near the Allegheny County Fire Academy.



Towns prepare for Marcellus impact fees

For towns, such as Columbia in Bradford County, the new gas drilling impact fee will yield checks later this year.



It's not dirty to see gas as energy solution

Electricity, heating.....what should we use?