Marcellus Shale

(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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Penn State Prof’s New Book Examines Past, Future of Pennsylvania Energy Industry

Brian Black’s book also looks at how oil is portrayed in media — from muckracking journalism to “The Beverly Hillbillies.”

04/21/2012

(A Marcellus Shale drilling site.  File photo)

Pa. Lawmaker Wants To Lift Doctor-Patient Gag Order in Marcellus Shale Law

Pennsylvania’s new law governing Marcellus shale gas drilling — Act 13 — bars doctors and other health professions from sharing information about what chemicals are used in the process.

04/19/2012

(Sunoco CEO Brian MacDonald says he has found limited interest from other companies in a purchase of Sunoco's South Philadelphia refinery facility.  Photo by David Madden)

Part 4: What’s Ahead

So, with a half-billion-dollar potential hit to the regional economy looming in just three months, what does the future hold for the Delaware Valley’s three local refineries? Sunoco CEO Brian MacDonald isn’t sure.

04/05/2012

(The Sunoco refinery in Marcus Hook, Pa., prior to its shutdown.  File photo by David Madden)

Federal Government Approves Aid For Displaced Employees Of Delaware County Refineries

The feds have approved some $5 million that will aid displaced workers at a pair of shuttered oil refineries in Delaware County.

03/25/2012

(A Marcellus shale drilling site in Pennsylvania.  File photo)

Consortium Pitches Natural Gas Pipeline Through Pennsylvania To Serve Marcellus Shale Region

Three companies are proposing to build a billion-dollar natural gas pipeline through Pennsylvania and other states to ship natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation to mid-Atlantic markets.

03/02/2012

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Electricity Prices Falling In Pennsylvania Due To Dual Market Forces, Says Expert

The price of electricity is dropping in our area. But why is that the case?

02/13/2012

(Donald Trump looks out the window of his limousine during a visit to New Hampshire last year.   Credit:  Matthew Cavanaugh/ Getty Images)

Part 4: Can We Fix It?

Numerous polls show that Americans, with the steepest income gap of any developed country, are concerned about the growing trend but are divided over what to do about it.

02/03/2012

Governor Tom Corbett (credit: Paul Kurtz)

Pennsylvania Receiving State Funding For Various Conservation, Recreation Projects

Dozens of parks in Pennsylvania will be receiving state funding for various conservation and recreation projects.

12/14/2011

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Philadelphia Gets High Marks For Green Energy

With all the controversy about natural gas production from Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale region, you might wonder where green energy fits in. Quite nicely, says an advocate.

12/12/2011

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Pennsylvania House And Senate Pass Natural Gas Drilling Regulation Bills

Both the Pennsylvania House and Senate have now passed different bills to regulate and impose fees on the state’s natural gas drilling industry.

11/18/2011

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