Marcellus Shale Coalition president announced as keynote speaker for annual chamber lunch

Indiana, PA – The Indiana County Chamber of Commerce has announced that David Spigelmyer, president of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, will be the keynote speaker for the 104th annual membership luncheon set for Friday, Dec. More...

Posted 10/27/2016 06:49 PM

US to require safety valves on more gas lines

BILLINGS, Mont. More...

Posted 10/27/2016 06:49 PM

Firm wants to turn sewage sludge in Pennsylvania into fuel

Pittsburgh, PA (AP) – Casella Organics has told Pennsylvania regulators that it wants to dry sewage sludge into pellets and bring them into Pennsylvania to be used as fuel at coal-fired power plants. More...

Posted 9/8/2016 01:39 PM

DEP announces changes to 2017 environmental education grants

Harrisburg, Pa – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is increasing the range of grants available to eligible applicants. More...

Posted 9/8/2016 01:39 PM

Cyprus, Egypt sign deal paving way for gas pipeline

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) – Cyprus and Egypt signed an agreement paving the way for the supply of gas to the Arab nation via an undersea pipeline that officials hope will create a regional energy hub.  More...

Posted 9/8/2016 01:39 PM

Pennsylvania coal companies awarded for exemplary surface coal mine reclamation

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Coal Alliance (PCA) recognized the reclamation efforts of several member companies who performed above and beyond the federal and state regulations which require returning coal mining sites to environmentally sound c More...

Posted 9/8/2016 01:39 PM

Work at first US offshore wind farm is in its final phases

New Shoreham , RI (AP) – Construction on the nation’s first offshore wind farm is entering its final stages.  More...

Posted 9/8/2016 01:39 PM

Consol found straying from permits in gathering pipelines

(AP) – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has found that Consol Energy Inc. More...

Posted 9/8/2016 01:39 PM

FERC directs development of standards for supply chain cyber controls

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) acted to improve the cyber security of the bulk electric system by directing the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to develop a new supply chain risk management standard that addres More...

Posted 8/17/2016 07:07 PM

Three Dominion Virginia Power solar facilities to generate 800 construction jobs in Virginia

RICHMOND, VA (PRNewswire ) – Hundreds of local jobs in the construction trades will be created as Dominion Virginia Power prepares to build three separate large- scale solar energy facilities in Virginia. More...

Posted 8/17/2016 07:07 PM

State Senate wants moratorium on fracking in Massachusetts

BOSTON (AP) – The Massachusetts Senate is backing a 10-year moratorium on fracking in the state.  The bill was approved unanimously on Thursday. It would also bar the disposal in Massachusetts of wastewater from fracking.  More...

Posted 7/22/2016 12:27 AM

EIA report positive for Utica Shale

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s most recent drilling productivity report, the Utica shale has by far had the greatest growth in production among the gas-producing regions of the U.S.  More...

Posted 7/22/2016 12:27 AM

May DEP well permits report

There were 50 drilling permits issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in the Marcellus Business Central coverage area in the month of May. More...

Posted 6/9/2016 04:26 PM

TorcUP announces new website

Easton, PA – TorcUP recently announced the launch of their newly redesigned website.  The new website provides an overview of the company and its staff and global agents. More...

Posted 6/9/2016 04:27 PM

After a year, WVU fracking project a ‘success’

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – Those involved in a West Virginia University fracking project are praising its success after the first year. The Exponent Telegram reports WVU began the Marcellus Shale Energy Environmental Laboratory project last June. More...

Posted 6/9/2016 04:27 PM

Energy bill prospects dim in dispute over drilling, drought

WASHINGTON TON (AP) – Congressional efforts to approve the first major energy bill in nearly a decade are in jeopardy amid a partisan dispute over oil drilling, water for drought-stricken California and potential rollback of protections for the More...

Posted 6/9/2016 04:27 PM

Judge again dismisses lawsuit against fracking opponents

BUTLER, PA (AP) – A judge has again dismissed a lawsuit that landowners filed against people and groups who oppose fracking in a western Pennsylvania township.  More...

Posted 6/9/2016 04:27 PM

Obama Administration finalizes safeguards for methane pollution

Washington, DC – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized standards for methane pollution from new and modified sources in the oil and gas sector. More...

Posted 6/9/2016 04:27 PM

Identified Technologies selected as a Top 10 Vendors to Watch in Big Data Solutions 2016

Pittsburgh, PA – Identified Technologies, today announced it has been selected as a Top 10 Vendor to Watch in Big Data Solutions 2016 by Energy CIO Insights. More...

Posted 6/9/2016 04:27 PM

Native American artifacts found in proposed pipeline’s path

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Posted 6/9/2016 04:27 PM

Pipeline developers appeal New York permit rejection

ALBAN Y, N.Y. (AP) – Constitution Pipeline Company has appealed New York’s denial of a critical permit and asked a federal court to take away the state’s permitting authority for the project.  More...

Posted 6/9/2016 04:27 PM

Vantage Energy’s Qualified Bid of $339.5 Million Announced as Winner for Pennsylvania Land Resources’ Natural Gas Assets

Bristol, Va., (PRNewswire ) – Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. More...

Posted 6/9/2016 04:27 PM

April DEP well permits report

There were 73 drilling permits issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in the Marcellus Business Central coverage area in the month of April. More...

Posted 5/5/2016 08:21 PM

Feds seek public input on oil-and-gas leasing in Ohio forest

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) - A federal agency is seeking public comments on a draft environmental assessment of proposed oil and gas leasing in Wayne National Forest in southeastern Ohio.  The Bureau of Land Management opened a comment period this week. More...

Posted 5/5/2016 08:22 PM

NuBlu Energy building natural gas plant in Port Allen

PORT ALL EN, La (AP) — NuBlu Energy has started construction on a natural gas liquefaction plant in Port Allen. More...

Posted 10/27/2016 06:49 PM

DA-COG Natural Gas Cooperative awarded $60K grant

Lewisburg, PA – A $60,000 grant has been awarded to the SEDA-COG Natural Gas Cooperative, Inc. to develop a business plan to support funding and development of natural gas delivery infrastructure in Centre, Clinton, and Mifflin counties. More...

Posted 10/27/2016 06:49 PM

Rex Energy announces closing of Illinois Basin asset sale

STATE COLLEGE, Pa – Rex Energy Corporation announced that it has closed on the previously announced sale of its Illinois Basin assets to Campbell Development Group, LLC.  More...

Posted 9/8/2016 01:39 PM

Ohio’s largest solar project to be finished by year’s end

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) – A new solar field set to become Ohio’s largest installation is on track to open by the end of the year.  The 20-megawatt solar field in Bowling Green in northwestern Ohio will surpass the 12-megawatt Wyando More...

Posted 9/8/2016 01:39 PM

Construction begins on $500M natural gas-fueled power plant

SMITHTON, Pa (AP) – A Nebraska- based energy company has begun building a $500 million natural gas-fueled power plant in western Pennsylvania.  More...

Posted 9/8/2016 01:39 PM

Oil and gas waste rules put traditional drillers in a tight spot

(AP) – A new federal rule barring waste fluids out of shale oil and gas operations from being sent to public sewage plants for treatment and disposal might have inadvertently swept up Pennsylvania’s traditional oil and gas industry’ More...

Posted 9/8/2016 01:39 PM

States review clean energy projects for New England region

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) –Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts officials are joining with electric utilities to evaluate more than 50 solicitations from companies to build plants that would generate clean energy for all three states. More...

Posted 9/8/2016 01:39 PM

Atlas Resource Partners receives approval of its prepackaged restructuring

FORT WORTH, Texas – Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. announced that the Partnership has received court approval of its prepackaged restructuring under an order dated Aug. 26, 2016 and is expected to rebrand as Titan Energy, LLC on Sept. 1. More...

Posted 9/8/2016 01:39 PM

$12M in additional reliability work underway in Penn Power service area for 2016

AKRON, OH – Pennsylvania Power Company is beginning work on approximately $12 million of additional electrical system projects for 2016 to enhance service reliability for its 160,000 customers. More...

Posted 8/17/2016 07:07 PM

Settlement with U.S. and Pennsylvania requires Consol Energy to implement water management upgrades to protect Ohio River

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The U.S. More...

Posted 8/17/2016 07:07 PM

FirstEnergy completes demolition of R.E. Burger Power Station

AKRON, OH -- FirstEnergy Corp.completed demolition of the 854-foot concrete stack and associated building at its former coal- fired R.E. Burger Power Station in Shadyside, Ohio, paving the way for future development. More...

Posted 8/17/2016 07:07 PM

Energy Transfer Equity L.P. attempts to terminate merger with Williams Companies Inc.

TULSA, Ok (Business Wire ) – According to a release from Williams, the Williams Companies, Inc. confirmed that Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. More...

Posted 7/22/2016 12:27 AM

Maryland sets public meetings on gas drilling rules

BALTIMORE (AP) – The Maryland Department of the Environment says it will hold three public meetings this month to discuss proposed regulations for hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the state.  More...

Posted 7/22/2016 12:27 AM

Baker Hughes May 2016 rig counts

Houston ston ston , TX – (BUSINESS WIRE) - Baker Hughes Incorporated announced that the international rig count for May 2016 was 955 up 9 from the 946 counted in April 2016, and down 203 from the 1,158 counted in May 2015. More...

Posted 6/9/2016 04:26 PM

Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter of NECA joins pipeline alliance

Philadelphia, Pa – The Penn- Del-Jersey chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA PDJ) is the newest member of the Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance (PEIA), a broad-based coalition of labor, agriculture, manufacturing More...

Posted 6/9/2016 04:27 PM

Deep Well Services played a role in record- breaking Utica well

ZELIENO PLE, PA – Deep Well Services (DWS) recently had a significant role in the completion of the record-breaking, 18,544-feet lateral Purple Hayes liquid rich natural gas well in Guernsey County, Ohio.  More...

Posted 6/9/2016 04:27 PM

Vermont governor vetoes renewable energy bill

MONT PELIER, Vt. (AP) – Vermont Gov. More...

Posted 6/9/2016 04:27 PM

Exelon to close 2 nuclear plants; still seeking subsidies

Springfield, Ill . (AP) – Exelon Corp. More...

Posted 6/9/2016 04:27 PM

Williams sues to maintain sale to Energy Transfer Equity

DALLAS (AP) – Williams Cos. has gone to court to pressure rival pipeline company Energy Transfer Equity to go through with the planned $32.6 billion purchase of Williams. More...

Posted 6/9/2016 04:27 PM

Company: No contamination found from pipeline explosion

GREENSBURG, Pa (AP) – Spectra Energy says third-party soil and water tests have turned up no contamination from a massive natural gas pipeline explosion in western Pennsylvania last month.  More...

Posted 6/9/2016 04:27 PM

New York senators continue to question pipeline expansion

ALBAN Y, N.Y. (AP) – New York’s U.S. senators are urging the federal government to halt the expansion of a gas pipeline project that runs beside a nuclear power plant.  More...

Posted 6/9/2016 04:27 PM

Two natural gas power plants planned in Cambria County

CRESSON , PA – Two Marcellus gas- fired electric power plants are on their way to being constructed in Cambria County.  More...

Posted 6/9/2016 04:27 PM

Carbondale Twp. Mine Fire Reclamation Project Ahead Of Schedule

CARBONDALE TWP. – A multimillion- dollar project to extinguish long-burning underground fires is ahead of schedule, according to the contractor dousing them. More...

Posted 6/9/2016 04:27 PM

Citing falling costs, SolarCity moving into Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, PA (AP) - Helped by falling installation and hardware costs, the country’s largest solar power provider is venturing into Pittsburgh, a market defined until now mostly by homegrown companies.  More...

Posted 5/5/2016 08:22 PM

Snubbing Unit 9 is latest addition to Deep Well Services’ equipment

ZELIENOPLE, PA - Deep Well Services (DWS) has expanded its equipment and technology with the addition of Snubbing Unit 9, which has 285K lift-force and 142K snub force capability.  More...

Posted 5/5/2016 08:22 PM

Pennsylvania probes possible link between quakes

SALEM, PA - Pennsylvania environmental regulators want to determine whether a series of minor earthquakes in the state were caused by nearby fracking operations by an oil and gas company.  More...

Posted 5/5/2016 08:22 PM

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