West Virginia Public Service Commission approves settlement agreements

FAIRMONT, WV - Mon Power and Potomac Edison, subsidiaries of FirstEnergy Corp., announced today that the Public Service Commission (PSC) of West Virginia has approved settlement agreements allowing recovery of costs for enhanced tree-trimming program More...

Posted 1/14/2016 02:42 PM

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...

Posted 12/3/2015 08:36 PM

Energy to pay $1.4M fine for landslide

WAYNESSBURG, PA - Chesa­peake Energy agreed to pay a $1.4 million fine and meet new deadlines for restoring several Greene County streams clogged by a 2011 landslide at a gas well site, the state Department of Environmental Protection said Monday.&nb More...

Posted 12/3/2015 08:36 PM

Florida counties fight fracking push

TALLAHASSEE, FL (AP) — Doz­ens of Florida cities and counties oppose a plan to give the state control over the oil and gas exploration process known asfracking.  More...

Posted 12/3/2015 08:36 PM

PPL seeks to start massive line project

BLAKELY, PA (AP) – PPL Electric Utilities will apply to begin construction of the first segment of Project Compass – a major new transmission line with a connection in Blakely.  More...

Posted 11/5/2015 05:27 PM

Moshannon Valley Economic Development Partnership joins Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance

PHILIPSBURG, PA — The Moshannon Valley Economic Development Partnership (MVEDP), a state-certified economic and community development organization serving the greater Philipsburg/ Moshannon Valley region, has joined the Pennsylvania Energy Infr More...

Posted 11/5/2015 05:27 PM

Environmental group appealing FirstEnergy coal ash permit

SHIPPINGPORT, PA (AP) — An environmental group is appealing a state permit that would let FirstEnergy Corp. ship coal ash from a Shippingport power plant to a dump near a former power plant in Greene County.  More...

Posted 11/5/2015 05:27 PM

Chesapeake Energy lays off 740 workers companywide

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA. (AP) — Citing low energy prices, Chesapeake Energy Corp. More...

Posted 10/1/2015 03:33 PM

Fracking company to lay off 25, cites loss of EQT business

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OH (AP) - A fracking company that contracts with shale gas producers will lay off 25 workers in Washington County because EQT Corp. decided to go with a different outfit.  Stingray Pressure Pumping of St. More...

Posted 10/1/2015 03:33 PM

Shell’s departure will mean no drill rigs in Chukchi Sea

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell has announced it will end exploration in the Chukchi Sea “for the foreseeable future.”  More...

Posted 10/1/2015 03:33 PM

Pittsburgh-based company connects solar developers with much- needed asset: land

PITTSBURGH, PA (AP) - Last year, after experimenting with jobs as a residential salesman of rooftop solar, Michael Barry, a 37-year-old Pittsburgh resident, started his own company called Solar Land Solutions, a business that aspires to create an onl More...

Posted 10/1/2015 03:33 PM

Shell to spend $80M to remediate potential plant site

MONACA, PA (AP) — Shell Chemicals will spend $80 million to remediate the area surrounding an old Horsehead Corp. More...

Posted 10/1/2015 03:33 PM

61 drilling permits issued by Pa. DEP in September

HARRISBURG, PA - There were 61 drilling permits issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in the Marcellus Business Central coverage area in the month of September. More...

Posted 10/1/2015 03:33 PM

Enersight announces expansion to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, PA - Enersight Corp., a global provider of integrated planning software, recently opened an office in Pittsburgh.  More...

Posted 9/4/2015 12:11 AM

New CNG fuel station opens in Clearfield County

DUBOIS, PA – U.S. Gain, the compressed natural gas division of U.S. Venture, Inc. announced the opening of a new CNG station built in partnership with “O” Ring CNG Fuel Systems, LP.  More...

Posted 9/4/2015 12:11 AM

FirstEnergy Corp. will build a coal waste processing facility

SHIPPINGPORT, PA - Savings from a cost-cutting plan, which was more successful than projected, will help fund the project for Pennsylvania’s largest electricity plant in Shippingport, CEO Charles E. More...

Posted 8/6/2015 10:24 PM

N.Y. farmer group proposes gas well fracking using propane

BARTON, NY (AP) — A group of five farm families is seeking a state permit for a natural gas well using gelled propane instead of water for fracking, thus skirting the state’s ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing.  More...

Posted 8/6/2015 10:24 PM

Senate GOP leader: Shale tax may be considered with offsetting legislation

HARRISBURG, PA (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman isn’t ruling out a severance tax on natural gas as a potential solution to the state budget stalemate.  Corman, a key budget negotiator, emphasized he is not advocating the tax that More...

Posted 8/6/2015 10:24 PM

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Pennsylvania initiates state-run fracking chemical database PITTSBURGH, PA (AP) — By next summer, shale gas companies in Pennsylvania will be required to electronically disclose the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing in a new state-run database. More...

Posted 7/10/2015 08:59 AM

NG Advantage will deliver CNG to the mill using its virtual pipeline

A Clean Energy company – declared that it has signed a contract to work with Interna­tional Paper to deliver compressed natural gas (CNG) to International Paper’s Ticond­eroga, N.Y. mill.  More...

Posted 6/12/2015 08:26 AM

Ohio moves step closer to landing natural gas cracker plant

PITTSBURGH, PA (AP) – One pro­posal to build an ethane cracker in Appa­lachia took a step forward this week while another hit a delay as companies mull the economics behind spending billions of dol­lars to convert shale gas to chemicals. More...

Posted 6/12/2015 08:26 AM

Wolf finds more opposition to plan to replace drilling fee

HARRISBURG, PA — An organiza­tion of Pennsylvania’s municipalities is join­ing counties in opposing Gov. More...

Posted 6/12/2015 08:26 AM

Dominion sues landowners in Va. to survey land for pipeline

(AP) — Dominion Resources is suing more than 40 landowners in Virginia who won’t allow the energy company to survey their properties for a proposed $5 billion Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline  More...

Posted 1/28/2015 10:09 PM

West Leechburg, Leechburg area sign gas drilling leases with EQT

WEST LEECHBURGH, PA (AP) - Both of West Leechburg’s local governing bodies will allow natural gas drilling beneath the borough, located in Westmoreland County.  More...

Posted 1/28/2015 10:09 PM

Energy firm to pay $1M over issues at Pa. gas well

PITTSBURGH, PA (AP) — A landslide, wastewater spill and other issues at a southwestern Pennsylvania natural gas drilling site are resulting in a $1 million fine.  Vantage Energy of Englewood, Colorado, has to pay the money immediately and More...

Posted 1/28/2015 10:09 PM

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...

Posted 12/3/2015 08:36 PM

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...

Posted 12/3/2015 08:36 PM

Countries pledge $10 billion for clean energy fund

PARIS, France - World leaders at­tending the Paris climate negotiations took major steps this weekend toward speeding up the development of clean energy to re­duce global reliance on fossil fuels.  More...

Posted 12/3/2015 08:36 PM

House GOP revives bill protecting firms that clean up mines

DENVER, COLO. (AP) — Congressional Republicans are reviving “Good Samaritan” legislation that would offer some legal protection to companies and nonprofits if they work to clean up abandoned mines.  More...

Posted 11/5/2015 05:27 PM

Range Resources looking to sell assets as low gas prices remain a drag

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (AP) - Range Resources Corp. expects to sell some assets outside the Marcellus shale as it battles low natural gas prices that pummeled its revenue.  More...

Posted 11/5/2015 05:27 PM

Chevron cutting up to 7,000 jobs; profit falls to $2 billion

SAN RAMON, CALIF. (AP) — Chevron Corp. More...

Posted 11/5/2015 05:27 PM

UGI completes pipeline

MONTROSE, PA - UGI Energy Services announced the completion of the Auburn loop, a new 9-mile, 24-inch pipeline that parallels the existing 12-inch Auburn pipeline. More...

Posted 11/5/2015 05:27 PM

Judge blocks federal oil, gas drilling rules pending lawsuit

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday blocked new nationwide regulations for oil and gas drilling on federal lands from taking effect while a lawsuit moves ahead, pointing to a law that prohibits the U.S. More...

Posted 10/1/2015 03:33 PM

DEP update on chemical release into water supply in Potter County

HARRISBURG, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is issuing a Notice of Violation to JKLM Energy after the chemical release from JKLM’s Reese Hollow 118 well pad on Sept. 18. More...

Posted 10/1/2015 03:33 PM

Gas producers partner with utilities to extend public water lines

Seven years ago, officials at Pennsylvania American Water debated whether the company should provide water to the new shale gas industry taking hold in the state.  More...

Posted 10/1/2015 03:33 PM

PUC finalizes recommendations to provide supplier information on natural gas bills

HARRISBURG, PA – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) finalized recommendations that will provide consumers with more information from their natural gas suppliers on their utility bill.  More...

Posted 10/1/2015 03:33 PM

Oil and Gas Awards to host gala dinner

DALLAS, TX - The Oil and Gas Awards will be hosting their Southwest and Midcontinent Awards Gala Dinner at the Westin Dallas Park Central in Dallas on Oct. 15.  More...

Posted 10/1/2015 03:33 PM

Pennsylvania, New Jersey utilities tout $1B pipeline project

PHILADELPHIA, PA (AP) — A proposed $1 billion pipeline that would tap Marcellus Shale natural gas production is being touted by a group of utilities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  More...

Posted 10/1/2015 03:33 PM

West Penn Power project underway to support shale gas industry

GREENSBURG, PA – As part of its efforts to help support Pennsylvania’s shale gas industry, West Penn Power, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. More...

Posted 9/4/2015 12:11 AM

Fracking next step at Penn Township drill site

PENN TWP, PA (AP) - The drilling phase of two natural-gas wells in Penn Township is on track to be completed by the end of this month, which paves the way for the “fracking” stage of the work.  More...

Posted 9/4/2015 12:11 AM

Project manager joins Skelly and Loy

PORT MATILDA, PA - Skelly and Loy recently hired environmental project manager Jason T. McCabe to provide environmental and geotechnical engineering services, environmental site assessments, and stormwater management and remediation consulting. More...

Posted 8/6/2015 10:24 PM

Constitution pipeline re-routed to avoid fragile N.Y. forest

ALBANY, NY (AP) — A section of the 124-mile route of the planned Constitution Pipeline has been redrawn to avoid a 1,000-acre private forest with fragile wetlands.  More...

Posted 8/6/2015 10:24 PM

Gilpin approved request for gas compressor station near Route 66

GREENSBURG, PA (AP) - Gilpin Supervisors on Monday approved a request by Columbia Midstream Group to build a natural gas compressor station on farmland near Route 66.  More...

Posted 8/6/2015 10:24 PM

Court orders EPA to redo air-pollution limits in 13 states

WASHINGTON, DC (AP) — A federal appeals court ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power plants.   More...

Posted 8/6/2015 10:24 PM

Presenters sought for 2015 Shale Insight Technology Showcase

STATE COLLEGE, PA – As part of the Shale Insight 2015 Conference, the Marcellus Shale Coalition's (MSC) Re­search Collaborative will host the annual Technology Showcase which provides sup­pliers of emerging technologies an oppor­tunity to intro More...

Posted 6/12/2015 08:26 AM

Monthly natural gas production reports improve value of Marcellus data

PITTSBURGH, PA (AP) – Pennsyl­vania has gathered just two rounds of new monthly natural gas production reports from Marcellus Shale operators, but analysts say the more timely data has already become a valuable resource for tracking shifts in t More...

Posted 6/12/2015 08:26 AM

Natural gas futures tumble 3 percent on forecasts for mild weather

U.S. natural gas prices sold off sharply on Monday, amid speculation the end of the winter heating season will bring warmer temperatures throughout the U.S. and cut into demand for the fuel. More...

Posted 6/12/2015 08:26 AM

Checkers Industrial Safety Products partners with AlturnaMATS

BROOMFIELD, CO – Checkers In­dustrial Products, LLC announces it has partnered with Jack Roser, President and Owner of AlturnaMATS, Inc. More...

Posted 6/12/2015 08:26 AM

PA DEP eWell permitting training offered

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) and the Marcellus Shale Coalition are pleased to offer to all oil and gas industry stakeholders the opportunity to attend an Electronic Well (eWell) Permitting Training on Thursday, Jan More...

Posted 1/28/2015 10:09 PM

Poll: New York voters back ban on fracking

ALBANY, NY (AP) — A new poll suggests that New Yorkers strongly back the Cuomo administration’s recent decision to ban hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.  The Quinnipiac University survey found that 55 percent of respondents suppo More...

Posted 1/28/2015 10:09 PM

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