Shale Gas Creating Renaissance in U.S. Plastics Manufacturing

Industry Comeback Expected to Create 462,000 New Jobs, Triple Net Exports



Waterless fracking test well isn't doing so hot

While the oil and gas industry was excited about the idea of waterless fracking and the environmental and health benefits that it would bring, it is sad to say the Ohio well testing waterless fracking isn't exactly that bright light at the end of tunnel.



How 2 shale companies won shale-gas innovation contest

Two regional companies are among the four winners of the Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center's Shale Gas Innovation Contest.



How should sources of air pollution be evaluated?

A Pennsylvania judge this week will consider whether state environmental regulators were right to add together the air emissions from a well pad and those from a compressor station producing gas from a state forest in Lycoming County, and then evaluate them as a single pollution source.



XTO seeks to expand Butler County gas processing facility

XTO Energy is looking at expanding its natural gas processing facility in Butler County.



Marcellus permit activity in Pennsylvania

Over the last week, new permitting in the Marcellus Shale formation in Pennsylvania has seen quite an increase. However, permits aren't the only thing getting attention in the state.



Pa. municipalities want to preserve annually adjusted impact fee

Pennsylvania municipalities want to preserve a local impact fee for gas development that is adjusted and assessed annually, arguing that Gov. Tom Wolf's severance tax proposal and related plan to cap the fees could hurt local economies.



Severance tax would hurt Pennsylvania economy, API says

Taxing a highly productive industry that supports thousands of jobs and generates billions in economic output and millions in tax revenues has negative economic consequences for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, according to a Natural Resource Economics, Inc., study.



Penn State, citizen scientists work together for clearer picture of Pa. streams

enn State scientists are developing a new plan that calls for volunteers -- citizen scientists - to monitor and document Pennsylvania's streams, creeks and rivers



Most welcome, but some question plans for Beaver County cracker plant

A proposal by Shell Chemical to build a petrochemical plant in Beaver County drew praise from those who say it will boost the region's economy, and criticism from those who fear it will harm the environment, despite assurances from the state Department of Environmental Protection.