Study: Trace amount of drilling fluid found in water well

May 11, 2015 Toxic fluids used in drilling and hydraulic fracturing likely escaped an unlined borehole and migrated thousands of feet into a residential drinking-water supply in Pennsylvania, according to a stud... more »»

States Move to Quash Local Limits on Oil & Gas Drilling

May 7, 2015 MANSFIELD, Texas (AP) - Lawmakers in Texas and energy producing states across the nation are rushing to stop local communities from imposing limits on oil and gas drilling despite growing public... more »»

Pennsylvania to Issue Air Permit for Planned Ethane Cracker Plant

March 29, 2015 WHEELING - The multi-billion-dollar ethane cracker Royal Dutch Shell wants to build just 45 minutes from Weirton may be closer to a reality as the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection... more »»

Conference Conclusion: Area's Oil & Gas Industry Jobs Not Stacking Up

March 25, 2015 WHEELING - Even with all the frackers, pipeliners, truckers, abstractors and others working in the Marcellus and Utica shale boom region, at least two researchers believe the industry's impact on... more »»

Waiting game for chemical cracker developers

March 18, 2015 PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the long run, low oil prices will create more demand for chemicals, which will make it easier for companies like Royal Dutch Shell and Odebrecht to pump billions of dollars into... more »»

Pennsylvania businesses might be split over Wolf's tax plan

March 12, 2015 HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf's budget proposal is giving Pennsylvania business owners and executives a lot to think about. more »»

Blue Racer: $30B In Infrastructure Needed

February 2, 2015 PITTSBURGH - Not being able to load ethane onto the ATEX Express because the Blue Racer Natrium plant's connection remains shut down following the pipeline's Monday explosion is only one of the... more »»

The world burns 2.7 million gallons a minute, so why's oil so cheap?

January 25, 2015 JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The world burns enough oil-derived fuels to drain an Olympic-sized swimming pool four times every minute. more »»

Chevron laying off 162 from Appalachian unit near Pittsburgh

January 24, 2015 CORAOPOLIS, Pa. (AP) — Chevron Corp. is laying off 162 workers at its Appalachian business unit based near Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (http://bit. more »»

Range Sets Bar Even Higher for Utica Output

December 25, 2014 WHEELING - Just when Utica Shale drillers thought they found huge natural gas wells with the Rice Energy "Bigfoot" well in Belmont County and the Magnum Hunter Winland well in Tyler County, Range... more »»

Methane Geyser Hits 10th Day

December 23, 2014 SARDIS - For a 10th consecutive day, people living near a giant Magnum Hunter Utica Shale natural gas well needed to find somewhere to spend the night, as a geyser of methane spouted from the Stalde... more »»

Labor Department: Drillers Owe Workers $4.5M

December 14, 2014 WHEELING - Claiming the common practice of Marcellus Shale natural gas producers to subcontract drilling, fracking and related work to other companies, the U.S. more »»

Peco moves to expand network of gas lines

December 11, 2014 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania energy company is seeking approval for a pilot program to finance new gas mains by having customers pay for them over 20 years. more »»

Crashing oil prices hurting Pennsylvania drillers

December 8, 2014 OIL CITY, Pa. (AP) — Crude oil prices crashed over the weekend, lending a new meaning to Black Friday for petroleum producers plying their trade in the Pennsylvania oil patc. more »»



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