Sand may become weak link in fracking

Demand is exploding for the huge amounts of sand used in fracking, generating a windfall for mines from Texas to Wisconsin but leading to worries about the health impacts of breathing silica dust.



Promoters see energy hub, economic revival in transmission of Marcellus fuel

Philadelphia's reindustrialization starts 300 miles away at a sprawling processing plant in Southwestern Pennsylvania where liquid fuels extracted from Marcellus Shale gas begin a cross-state journey to the Delaware River.



Marcellus boom helps keep natural gas bills stable in Western Pennsylvania

The abundant supply of natural gas from the Marcellus shale is keeping household bills in Western Pennsylvania stable this winter.



Marcellus Life: One Greene County man's encounter with a landman

Seismic testing is like doing an underground ultrasound to look for natural gas. The data is used by oil and gas companies to find the best places to drill.



Elk herd thriving in drilling boom

Nearly seven years into Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale drilling boom, wildlife officials say the state's elk population continues to flourish despite concerns about industrial footprints, wildlife displacement and habitat degradation.



Company to convert natural gas to electricity IMG Midstream plans electric generation facilities in Canton Twp., Smithfield Twp.

IMG Midstream plans to build three small-scale electric generation facilities in Bradford County that will convert natural gas to electricity.



Disclosures from railroad on crude oil to be made public

Five months after the government ordered railroads to give states information on shipments of potentially explosive crude oil across borders, Pennsylvania and some counties have not released the disclosures to the public.



The Impact of Marcellus Shale Development on Hotel Revenues in Pennsylvania

Recent Research from the International Council of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE) Penn State regarding total revenue impact of the drilling activity



Oil, gas industry boom leads to expansion of laws in Pennsylvania

The booming oil and gas industry has led to an expansion of laws in Pennsylvania and other states aimed at protecting water supplies, an analysis by a group of regulators representing 20 states has found.



The facts the anti-frackers ignore

University of Maryland researchers recently warned that hydraulic fracturing - the process of shaking oil and gas free from shale deposits far belowground - could endanger the health of nearby residents by exposing them to air and water pollution.