Westmoreland pipe manufacturer lands its largest order ever

Westmoreland County-based Dura-Bond Industries has won an order for more than $400 million worth of steel pipe, its largest single order ever, according to the company.



County OKs $100G study to weigh options for growth near Sunoco site in Marcus Hook

Delaware County Council members announced Tuesday a plan for an economic study to identify the appropriate market for economic growth near the borough's Sunoco Logistics plant.



NFG slashes rates by over 12 percent

Natural gas prices are joining the ranks of other falling energy costs which has resulted in National Fuel Gas Distribution Co. slashing rates by more than 12 percent.



If low enough, natural gas prices could dampen some municipal budgets

Last July, Center Township in Greene County received a payment from the state of more than a half-million dollars, boosting the existing budget by 75 percent. That check accounted for about 43 percent of the township's 2014 revenues.



Penn State professor to speak in Coudersport on Utica Shale

The Potter County Natural Gas Resource Center has arranged for an award-winning geoscientist as guest speaker for its next meeting, at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Gunzburger Building on Main Street in Coudersport.



Penn State to host Marcellus Shale classes in Lancaster

Dozens of Lancaster and Lebanon county residents will soon have a chance to ask Penn State researchers about natural gas development in their communities.



Indiana County allocates impact fee money

The Indiana County commissioners Wednesday approved a distribution of the county's share of Act 13 Impact Fee dollars, commonly referred to as the "unconventional gas well fund."



Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf to sign order barring drilling of new oil, gas wells in state forests, parks

Oil and gas companies once again will be barred from drilling new wells under state forests and parks in Pennsylvania.



How to bargain with a gas drilling company: Join up with your neighbors

Unlike in the western states, where gas companies deal with a few individuals who own thousands of acres or with the federal government, which owns millions, northern Pennsylvania is broken down into acreages of dozens or hundreds.



Energy industry says it's on top of methane leaks, but environmentalists want oversight

Harnessed and burned, methane can power a city - but when it leaks from a well into the air, methane pollutes badly.