Pennsylvania vies for being No. 2 U.S. gas producer

The Marcellus shale drilling boom is living up to its supporters' optimistic assessments and is rearranging the national landscape, putting Pennsylvania in competition with Alaska and Louisiana to be the country's second-biggest gas producer in 2013.



Armstrong School District will lease gas rights at 2 schools

The Armstrong School District plans to lease its oil and gas rights at Lenape Elementary School in Manor Township to two drilling companies.



GE Transportation to build natural gas conversion kits

GE Transportation locomotives powered by natural gas could soon be appearing on railroads across the country.



Shale wells no longer exempt from DEP air plan approval

Unconventional gas wells will no longer be exempt from seeking air quality plan approval for wells, the Department of Environmental Protection announced Thursday



Jessup power plant plan latest since shale boom began

The combined-cycle electricity plant proposed for Jessup represents the most efficient technology for producing energy from natural gas and the latest in a number of power projects proposed for the region since natural gas began flowing up from the Marcellus Shale formation.



Wyalusing natural gas service a possibility

Leatherstocking Gas Company made a presentation Monday night to the Wyalusing Borough Council after receiving a certificate of public convenience from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to serve both the borough and surrounding township with natural gas distribution.



How Much Does a Shale Gas Well Cost? 'It Depends'

A satellite photo of the Earth at night taken 10 years ago with natural gas reserve concentrations superimposed depicts a world where the resources are not located near the major population centers, which are clearly identified as large visible light clusters. Fast-forward a decade and superimpose shale gas resources on current nighttime satellite images and one observes natural gas resources much closer to the world's major metropolitan areas where power generation demand is highest.



Shale Gas Changes Geopolitics

If the US, China, Europe and other major energy consumers can tap their own rocks for gas to generate electricity, then the world's power arrangements are about to be rearranged, writes Regis Gente.



New Compressed Natural Gas Buses Join the EMTA Fleet

The Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority is excited to introduce seven new Compressed Natural Gas buses to its fleet. These seven buses are the first arrivals of 12 new Gillig buses manufactured in 2013. The remaining five will arrive in December.



Gas fees earmarked for bridge repairs

Northeastern Pennsylvania counties will split about $1.8 million in natural gas impact fees later this month for repairs to local at-risk bridges. The money is an annual earmark of the natural gas drilling impact fee law.