Marcellus Shale

(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.
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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

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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

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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

(Dominion Resources' Cove Point facility.  Photo provided)

Va. Company Hoping To Expand Overseas Markets For Marcellus Shale Gas

Dominion Resources has filed paperwork to convert a plant on the Chesapeake Bay that now imports gas into an export facility.

04/02/2013

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On Energy Policy, Candidates Seem To Agree On Natural Gas

One of the key issues in the Presidential campaign is US energy policy, but the natural gas industry, at least, thinks it’s sitting pretty.

10/16/2012

(A Marcellus Shale drilling site.  File photo)

Five Counties of Southeastern Penna. Will Share $3.4 Million of Marcellus Shale Fees

Statewide, the new fees on natural gas activities raised more than $204 million.

10/15/2012

(File photo: Protesters rally outside a shale gas conference taking place in the Pennsylvania Convention Center in September 2012.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Shale Gas Conference in Center City Philadelphia Draws Protesters

Outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center, several hundred people gathered for a rally demanding an end to “fracking.”

09/20/2012

(Tom McGarrigle, at lectern, is chairman of Delaware County Council.  Author Joseph Waldo is third from right.  Credit: David Madden)

Delco Officials Think Sunoco Refinery’s Future Is In Marcellus Shale

Delaware County has released the results of a $100,000 study looking into the future of the closed Sunoco oil refinery in Marcus Hook.

06/27/2012

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