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Federal agency OKs gas pipeline project fought by residents

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved construction of a high-pressure pipeline that will carry natural gas from the shale fields of Appalachia, across northern Ohio and into Michigan and Canada, a decision likel More...

Court rules against ban of natural gas production waste

CHARLESTON, W.VA. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court’s decision to throw out a West Virginia county’s ordinance that bans the disposal of natural gas production waste.  More...

Regulators set to vote on Delaware River gas drilling ban

NEWTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A regulatory commission that oversees water quality in the Delaware River and its tributaries is set to consider a permanent ban on natural gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing.  More...

People

FirstEnergy Nuclear makes staffing changes

AKRON, OHIO - FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., has made a number of changes to their staff.  More...

Four faculty members join IEE

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. — The Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE) announced the addition of four new co-funded faculty members who will join Penn State during the 2017-18 academic year. More...

News

West Virginia prepares for manufacturing jobs spurred by shale gas

On August 3, President Trump, who won big in West Virginia — 67.9 percent of the vote vs. More...

September DEP well permits report

There were 203 drilling permits issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in the Marcellus Business Central coverage area in July and August. More...

DEP releases report on natural gas industry emissions

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has been collecting data on emissions from well sites and other natural gas facilities since 2011.  This year saw 10,287 well sites and 534 midstream facilities reporting in.  More...

Community (County Spotlight)

Northern tier adapts to cycles of natural gas market

Spotlight on Bradford County

With a smaller, steadier economy than the rest of the the Marcellus Shale region, Susquehanna and Bradford counties were bound to experience some economic whiplash during the recent boom and bust in the natural gas market. More...

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