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 04:33 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 04:33 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 04:33 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 01:11 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 01:11 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 11:24 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 11:24 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 11:24 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 11:24 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 09:26 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 09:26 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 09:26 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 09:26 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 11:09 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 11:09 PM

ETC introduces mini frac tank

JOHNSTOWN, PA – Environmental Tank & Container (ETC) has introduced its 10K Mini Frac Tank.  Some drilling projects do not require the capacity of a full size frac tank or companies have space limitations that do not allow for full siz More...

Posted 1/28/2015 11:09 PM

Appalachia’s top midstream operators to speak in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, PA - The sixth annual Marcellus-Utica Midstream conference and exhibition, scheduled Jan. 27-29, 2015 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, is Appalachia’s premier midstream event.  More...

Posted 1/28/2015 11:09 PM

US rig count plummets 35 to 1,840

HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. More...

Posted 1/28/2015 11:09 PM

Pa. seeks firm for CNG fueling venture

HARRISBURG — The state’s newest privatization venture involves pairing compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations with local mass transit agencies. More...

Posted 12/11/2014 01:43 PM

New Pig Energy opens western Pa branch

BEAVER FALLS, PA - New Pig Energy (NPE) is excited to announce the opening of their newest branch location in West Mayfield area of Beaver Falls. More...

Posted 12/11/2014 01:43 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 04:33 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 04:33 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 04:33 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 01:11 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 01:11 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 11:24 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 11:24 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 11:24 PM

ENERGY UPDATES

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 09:59 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 09:26 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 09:26 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 09:26 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 11:09 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 11:09 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 11:09 PM

Cheseapeake agrees to increase gas lease settlement to $11 million

(AP) - Chesapeake Appalachia LLC has agreed to increase payment from $7.5 million to $11 million to settle a class-action lawsuit with natural gas leaseholders who claimed the company wrongly charged them post production fees, according to court docu More...

Posted 1/28/2015 11:09 PM

Consol Energy moves ahead with plan to spin off coal operations

(AP) - Consol Energy Inc. on Wednesday, Dec. 10 gave investors a boost of confidence in its operations on a day that energy stocks took a beating.  More...

Posted 1/28/2015 11:09 PM

New royalty calculator and decline curve Web app launched

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA - The Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research (MCOR) and the Penn State Extension Marcellus Education Team are pleased to announce the beta launch of a new shale royalty calculator and decline curve Web app. More...

Posted 12/11/2014 01:43 PM

Paris Companies commits to alternative fuel for its local delivery trucks

DUBOIS, PA - Paris Companies has been awarded a $144,850 grant to help finance both the purchase of new liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) - powered trucks, and the conversion to LPG of existing gasoline trucks for its local delivery routes. More...

Posted 12/11/2014 01:43 PM

Halliburton pounces on Baker Hughes

NEW YORK (AP) — In a deal that shows just how quickly falling prices can upend the energy industry, Halliburton is buying rival oilfield services company Baker Hughes for cash and stock worth $34.6 billion. More...

Posted 12/11/2014 01:43 PM

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