Marcellus Shale

(Gov. Tom Wolf, center, greets energy industry engineers at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in Philadelphia.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Gov. Wolf Woos Energy Industry Engineers in Philadelphia for Annual Convention

The governor reassured the group of his support for the state’s flourishing natural gas industry.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

File Photo. (Gov. Tom Wolf, during his 2015 budget address.  Image from Commonwealth of Pa. TV)

Wolf Administration Advances Tougher Gas Drilling Rules

Pennsylvania state environmental regulators say they want to get tougher on how the Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling industry stores waste, dampens noise and affects water resources, schools and playgrounds.

03/09/2015

Fracking (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Upstate NY Towns Consider Seceding To Pa. After Fracking Ban

Plenty of people leave New York state but in a job-hungry stretch of upstate, folks talk about staying put and seceding to Pennsylvania.

03/05/2015

File photo: 2012's Paulsboro train derailment. (Credit: American Red Cross)

Local Environmental Groups Warn of Accident Potential From Marcellus Shale Freight Trains

A report released this week by the groups Penn Environment and the Frac Tracker Alliance shows that nearly four million Pennsylvanians live within the potential evacuation zone of an oil train accident, including 700,000 at risk in Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/04/2015

There's been un-taxed Marcellus Shale drilling in Pennsylvania for the last few years, but now some state officials want to change that. Pennsylvania State Senator Art Haywood at podium. (credit: Justin Udo/KYW)

Some Pa. State Officials Push To Tax Marcellus Shale Drilling In Effort To Raise Money For Public Schools

Pennsylvania State Senator Vincent Hughes and a number of his colleagues want to put an eight percent tax on Marcellus Shale extraction in the commonwealth.

02/05/2015

(Gov. Corbett cuts a ribbon in front of a natural gas fueling station on Abbottsford Avenue.  The utilities Aqua America and Philadelphia Gas Works already have some vehicles that operate on compressed natural gas, CNG.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Despite Dearth of Customers, a Natural Gas Fueling Station Opens in Phila.

Gov. Corbett was on hand to cut the ribbon. The Marcellus Shale is a major source of natural gas.

09/09/2014

Natural Gas Drilling ( FILE PHOTO by MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

PA Prosecutor Eyes Gas Royalty Check Complaints

State Attorney General Kathleen Kane is reviewing whether her office has jurisdiction to investigate complaints into the costs that natural gas exploration giant Chesapeake Energy Corp. deducts before it pays royalties to the owners of land where it drills.

02/15/2014

A rig drills for natural gas at a hydraulic fracturing site owned by EQT Corp.
(Credit: Ty Wright/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Local Environmental Group Applauds Pa. High Court Decision on Fracking Law

The group Penn Environment says the decision will give local government more power over where fracking can — and cannot — occur in their communities.

12/20/2013

(The state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo)

Pa. Supreme Court Strikes Down Part Of Marcellus Shale Drilling Law

The state Supreme Court has struck down portions of a controversial law governing natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale regions.

12/20/2013

A rig drills for natural gas at a hydraulic fracturing site owned by EQT Corp.
(Credit: Ty Wright/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Coast Guard Wants Barges To Ship Fracking Water

The U.S. Coast Guard wants to allow barges filled with fracking wastewater to ply the nation’s rivers on their way toward disposal. Many environmentalists are horrified, but industry groups say barge transport has its advantages.

12/15/2013

(Mayor Nutter, third from right, and other government officials help cut a ribbon at the former Sunoco refinery in Southwest Philadelphia.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Officials Celebrate Opening of Fuel Transport Facility in Southwest Philly

The first trainload of crude oil arrived Wednesday from North Dakota’s Bakken shale region, only about a year after PES and the Carlyle Group took over the operation of the refinery complex from Sunoco.

10/02/2013

File photo: a hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") operation.  Credit Janek Skarzynski/ AFP/ Getty Images.

Pa. Attorney General Prosecutes Marcellus Shale Driller For Waste Water Spill

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s decision to prosecute a driller for a 2010 mishap that resulted in a 50,000 gallon waste water spill is simultaneously being with met with praise and disdain.

09/13/2013

(Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

PA House GOP Conservatives Flex Political Muscle

The conservative majority of the House GOP caucus has proven that it can win elections and get results in the Pennsylvania state Capitol.

08/10/2013

(Protesters rally outside the Franklin Institute while Gov. Tom Corbett addressed an energy industry conference inside.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Critics Challenge Gov. Corbett at Fracking Industry Meeting in Philadelphia

Corbett met a receptive audience from the oil and gas industry today at the Franklin Institute, while critics of Marcellus Shale drilling shouted from the sidewalk as he came and went.

06/14/2013

(credit: CBS)

Protesters Rally Outside DEP Offices On Earth Day To Fight Marcellus Shale Fracking

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection was the target of protest this Earth Day by more than 62 organizations fighting Marcellus Shale drilling or fracking.

04/22/2013

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