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 08:07 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 01:27 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 01:27 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 05:26 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 05:27 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 05:27 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 05:27 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 05:27 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 05:27 PM

Native American artifacts found in proposed pipeline’s path

ROCKY MOUNT , Va. More...

Posted 6/9/2016 05:27 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 05:27 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 05:27 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 09:21 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 09:22 PM

Bill Polacek named to PIOGA board of directors

Johnstown, PA - Bill Polacek, president and CEO of JWF Industries and Environmental Tank and Container, has been named to the Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association (PIOGA) Board of Directors for a three-year term until 2019. More...

Posted 5/5/2016 09:22 PM

DUG East returns to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, PA - Now, more than ever, it is critical to stay connected to the latest intelligence coming from the industry professionals who continue to find ways to thrive in the downturn.  The 8th annual DUG East will be held at the David L. More...

Posted 5/5/2016 09:22 PM

Texas court blocks Houston from using tougher clean-air laws

HOUSTON,Texas (AP) - Houston’s efforts to use local clean air laws to regulate pollution in the home of the nation’s largest petrochemical complex were halted by a Texas Supreme Court ruling in favor of energy and chemical companies that More...

Posted 5/5/2016 09:22 PM

Petrochemical construction conference comes to Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ittsburgh , PA - The ample supply of shale gas readily available in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays has transformed petrochemical manufacturers in the US and Canada from high-cost producers of key petrochemicals and resins to some of t More...

Posted 5/5/2016 09:22 PM

Shale Gas Innovation Contest finalists named

STATE COLLEGE, PA - The Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center recently announced the finalists of this year’s Shale Gas Innovation Contest.  More...

Posted 4/8/2016 01:10 AM

$45 million pipeline expansion project proposed by West Virginia distribution company

CHARLESTON, W.VA. – A natural gas pipeline that will run from Pennsylvania to Martinsburg, W.Va. has been proposed by West Virginia’s largest natural gas distribution company, Mountaineer Gas Company.  More...

Posted 4/8/2016 01:10 AM

DEP awards contract to reclaim long-abandoned Ehrenfeld Mine Site in Cambria County

PITTSBURGH, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has awarded a $13,455,319 competitively bid contract to Rosebud Mining Company to remediate and reclaim a 62-acre abandoned mine site in the community of Ehrenfeld, More...

Posted 4/8/2016 01:10 AM

Halliburton launches electrohydraulic subsea safety system for deepwater well testing

HOUSTON, TX – Halliburton announced the release of the Dash 3 inch Subsea Safety System, a complete solution for electrohydraulic control of Halliburton’s subsea safety tree. More...

Posted 4/8/2016 01:10 AM

Jury awards last Dimock plaintiffs $4.2M over water well contamination

SCRANTON, PA — A federal jury on Thursday found Cabot Oil and Gas Corp. responsible for contaminating two Susquehanna County water wells through its natural gas drilling operations and awarded the families a total of $4.24 million.  More...

Posted 4/8/2016 01:10 AM

Purchase agreements in place for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

RICHMOND, VA. (AP) — Purchase agreements have been signed for virtually all of the natural gas that would be delivered to the Southeast by the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, the lead energy company behind the $5 billion project said.  More...

Posted 4/8/2016 01:10 AM

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 01:27 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 01:27 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 05:26 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 05:27 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 05:27 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 05:27 PM

Vermont governor vetoes renewable energy bill

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

Posted 6/9/2016 05:27 PM

Exelon to close 2 nuclear plants; still seeking subsidies

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

Posted 6/9/2016 05:27 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 05:27 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 05:27 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 05:27 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 05:27 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 05:27 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 09:22 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 09:22 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 09:22 PM

Range announces closing of Bradford County asset sale

TOWANDA, PA - Range Resources announced that it has completed the sale of its Bradford County non-operated assets. More...

Posted 5/5/2016 09:22 PM

State installing air monitors in drilling areas

HARRISBURG, PA - Years of community effort to improve air quality monitoring in areas surrounding natural gas operations is getting a big boost.  More...

Posted 5/5/2016 09:22 PM

One-time star in solar energy, SunEdison seeks protection

NEW YORK (AP) - SunEdison, a one-time star in the alternative energy field, filed for bankruptcy protection after years of rapid-fire acquisitions left the solar company in a desperate cash situation.  More...

Posted 5/5/2016 09:22 PM

Work continues on new FirstEnergy transmission line in West Virginia

FAIRMONT, W.Va. - Construction crews have begun to raise steel poles for a new FirstEnergy Corp. transmission line in Harrison and Doddridge counties, West Virginia. More...

Posted 5/5/2016 09:22 PM

March DEP well permits report

There were 99 drilling permits issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in the Marcellus Business Central coverage area in the month of March. More...

Posted 4/8/2016 01:10 AM

Davis-Besse nuclear power station begins refueling and maintenance outage

AKRON, OH - FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., announced its Davis- Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio, shut down at 12:01 a.m. More...

Posted 4/8/2016 01:10 AM

Colorado pair accused of $800,000 gain on illegal water sale

BOULDER, COLO. (AP) — Two Colorado men face charges of illegally pocketing about $800,000 by purchasing water that was restricted to agricultural use but selling it for oilfield use at far higher prices.   More...

Posted 4/8/2016 01:10 AM

Wolf administration investing $1.19M in projects to clean up acid mine drainage

HARRISBURG, PA – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced the selection of four projects to receive $1,193,603 in funding for the rehabilitation of Pennsylvania’s water resources. More...

Posted 4/8/2016 01:10 AM

Florida Senate committee rejects fracking bill

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Senate Appropriations Committee narrowly defeated a bill Thursday that would set regulations for fracking.  More...

Posted 4/8/2016 01:10 AM

Baker Hughes becomes first oilfield service company to enroll in the regional operational integrity program

HOUSTON, TX - Baker Hughes announced that it is the first service company to have enrolled in the new Regional Operational Integrity Program (ROIP) for the petroleum and natural gas industry and to receive Gold Recognition for its Gulf of Mexico (GoM More...

Posted 4/8/2016 01:10 AM

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