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DEP assesses $1.7 million civil penalty against PQ Corporation for air quality violations

NORRISTOWN, PA – The Pennsyl­vania Department of Environmental Pro­tection (DEP) has assessed a civil penalty against PQ Corporation (PQ) in the amount of $1.7M for air quality violations in the City of Chester, Delaware County.  More...

Baker Hughes and Shell announce release of first software application from co-development agreement

HOUSTON, TX - Baker Hughes and Shell announced the commercial release of the Baker Hughes Jew­elSuite 6 Subsurface Modeling software application for geological modeling and res­ervoir engineering.  More...

Groups seek a say with US regulators on two-state pipeline

RICHMOND, VA (AP) — Seventeen groups in Virginia and West Virginia are seeking a say on a 301-mile natural gas pipeline that would carve a path through both states.  The groups are seeking so-called interve­nor status with the Federal Ener More...

Business Briefs

Stocks slide in late trading, oil price slips

NEW YORK, NY (AP) — Stocks were solidly lower in the last hour of trading as a sharp drop in the price of oil dragged down energy stocks. U.S. crude closed below $40 a barrel for the first time since August.  More...

Natural gas expansion study for eight counties kicks off

LEWISBURG, PA – Better access to natural gas for eight central Pennsylva­nia counties took its first step at a recent kick-off meeting with SEDA-Council of Gov­ernments and its Regional Gas Utilization Initiative study partners at Union County More...

FirstEnergy Ohio Utilities file settlement agreement in electric security plan case

AKRON, OH - FirstEnergy Corp.’s Ohio utilities filed a com­prehensive settlement in support of Powering Ohio’s Progress, their proposed electric security plan (ESP) at the Public Utilities Commis­sion of Ohio (PUCO). More...

Butler County court ruling could set drilling precedent

MIDDLESEX TWP, PA – Butler County Judge Michael Yeager recently upheld Middlesex Township’s gas drilling ordinance despite objections from residents and environmental activists.  To understand what led to this decision, and why activ More...

News

PJM Interconnection's new standards ensure a steady supply of natural gas to power plants this winter

The winter of 2013-14 brought record cold temperatures, with the phrase “polar vortex” entering the vernacular of water cooler conversations. More...

Predictions for natural gas in 2016

Last year, economists failed to predict the “oil bust” despite what in hindsight appear to be clear warning signs: record domestic oil and natural gas production; some European countries still struggling economically; China’s manufa More...

November DEP well permit report

There were 117 drilling permits is­sued by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in the Marcel­lus Business Central coverage area in the month of November. More...

Community (County Spotlight)

Washington County Spotlight

There’s a reason Washington County has been dubbed the “energy capital of the east”. With a whopping 1,146 wells, Washington County has the most active shale gas wells in Pennsylvania. More...

Washington County gas wells positioned to maintain growth

To understand how Washington County has been growing in unison with shale gas, Marcellus Business Central spoke with Jeff Kotula, who has been the president of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce for 16 years.  MBC: What sets your region a More...

Where to grow your business

Washington County Chamber of Commerce  More...

People

Transplant surgeon joins Geisinger Health System

DANVILLE, PA – Christine W. Du, M.D., recently joined Geisinger Health System as an associate trans­plant surgeon. More...

Neurosurgeon joins Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center team

JOHNSTOWN, PA – Conemaugh Physician Group Neuro­surgery is pleased to wel­come neurosurgeon, Dr. Francis T. Ferraro.  More...

New director of nursing joins the Meadows Psychiatric Center

STATE COLLEGE, PA - The Mead­ows   Psychiatric Center welcomes new director of nursing, Dana Thies, a local resident and gradu­ate of The Pennsylvania State University with a varied nursing back­ground including behav­ioral health, long term car More...

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