County first in San Francisco Bay Area to ban fracking

July 19, 2016 OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco Bay Area has its first countywide fracking ban. The San Jose Mercury News reports (http://bayarean. more »»

Activists hold march, rally to protest pipeline 'tax'

July 18, 2016 BOSTON (AP) — Opponents of natural gas pipelines are urging Massachusetts lawmakers to bar utilities from passing on the costs of financing new pipelines to electric customer. more »»

Industry leaders encouraged by cracker, export terminals

July 14, 2016 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play PITTSBURGH — Royal Dutch Shell’s decision to build its ethane cracker near Monaca, Pa. more »»

Ohio Gas Production Reaches Record Levels as Price Rebounds

July 13, 2016 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play BETHESDA, Ohio — With hundreds of productive wells in Eastern Ohio, the Rice Energy “Mohawk Warrior” well in central Belmont County continues leading the way as the... more »»

Al Gore's daughter among 23 arrested in pipeline protest

July 11, 2016 BOSTON (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore's daughter was among 23 people arrested during a protest of a pipeline under construction. more »»

Winona County residents speak out on frack sand mining ban

July 11, 2016 WINONA, Minn. (AP) — A proposed ban on hydraulic fracturing using sand drew a large crowd to a public hearing on the issue with many speaking in favor of the move. more »»

North Dakota adopts rules to reduce oil industry spills

July 9, 2016 BY JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. more »»

Judge approves deal in methane pollution lawsuit

July 9, 2016 BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An agreement between the U.S. government and environmentalists who sued over greenhouse gas emissions from federal oil and gas leases in Montana has been approved by a judg. more »»

NY Sen. Schumer: Make oil safer before train shipments

July 8, 2016 ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Sen. Charles Schumer says oil companies should be required to make their crude less dangerous to transport before loading it onto trains. more »»

North Dakota gets $240K for pipeline safety programs

July 6, 2016 BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the state $240,000 for pipeline safety programs. more »»

Western Maryland town bans fracking within its borders

July 6, 2016 FRIENDSVILLE, Md. (AP) — The western Maryland town of Friendsville is banning hydraulic fracturing for natural gas within its borders. The Town Council approved the ban on a 5-1 vote Tuesda. more »»

TransCanada seeks $15B for rejection of Keystone pipeline

July 5, 2016 GRANT SCHULTE, Associated Press LINCOLN, Ne. more »»

Development: Challenges ahead for Project A.S.C.E.N.T.

July 1, 2016 Shale Crescent USA presented itself to the Mid-Ohio Valley last week, beginning a planned economic development drive that boasts 15 oil and natural gas industry partners, four state geological... more »»

Shale Crescent USA begins economic development drive

July 1, 2016 MARIETTA - In the spirit of providing more job opportunities and lower gas prices to the Mid-Ohio Valley, Shale Crescent USA kicked off its economic development drive Thursday in Marietta, where i... more »»

Pa. Gov. Wolf won't endorse House budget plan, says it's not balanced

June 28, 2016 HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. more »»



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