Lehigh Valley firm to build facility to meet fracking chemical demand

An Allentown chemical company is partnering with a company from New York state to build and operate a choline chloride facility in Louisiana to meet the growing demand for the product because of natural gas and oil fracking.



Shale funds to help EC form downtown plan

When Ellwood City officials formulated the borough's 2014 budget, it included $26,000 for Town Center Associates to formulate a development plan in the Lawrence Avenue business district.



Marcellus shale responsible for $1.14B in deals

A slate of big-dollar deals returned to the Marcellus shale late last year, with more than $1 billion spent on mergers and acquisitions in three months for the first time since the spring of 2012.



Finding right home for oil and gas revenue

When the revenue collected from oil and gas wells on state park and forest lands amounted to $4 million annually, few paid attention to how the money was spent.



Ample supplies of gas stabilize prices

A bitter cold snap has furnaces working overtime and heating bills climbing, but Western Pennsylvania residents will pay less than they would have five or 10 years ago as Marcellus Shale production has fortified natural gas supplies.



Railroads consider switching locomotives to natural gas

The diesel-burning locomotive, the workhorse of American railroads since World War II, will soon begin burning natural gas -- a potentially historic shift that could cut fuel costs, reduce pollution and strengthen the advantage railroads hold over trucks in long-haul shipping.



A closer look: Pa. Supreme Court decision on fracking

The state Supreme Court recently declared unconstitutional certain provisions of Act 13, the state natural gas drilling law. While only a handful of provisions were struck down, the impact could be far-reaching, according to Penn State Dickinson School of Law professor Ross Pifer.



Cumberland County commits $100K of Marcellus Shale money to farmland preservation

Commissioners agreed Tuesday to devote half of the county’s anticipated share of Marcellus Shale Legacy funds to the farmland preservation program.



Chief to open new field office

As part of an effort to increase its focus in the Marcellus Shale region, Chief Oil & Gas is set to open its new field office, the Chief Wyalusing Yard, in Wyalusing within the first quarter of the year.



Fyda Energy Solutions converts vehicles into natural-gas guzzlers

At Fyda Energy Solutions LLC in North Strabane on Friday, more trucks were parked outside the garage than came in for business during 2009.