News

07.03.12

New plants to treat shale water

Altela Inc. plans to open two new water treatment plants in Clarion County and in Mount Jewett, McKean County, to distill frack water using a non-conventional thermal distillation technology.

 

07.03.12

Fracking chemicals all around us

If you plan on drinking a soda, using bug spray or eating a hot dog this Fourth of July, you are consuming or using chemicals also used in the hydraulic fracturing process.

 

06.29.12

Officials say some cash from Marcellus Shale impact fees could flow our way

Just because there are no deep-drilled natural gas wells in Lancaster County doesn't mean the county won't share in the newly established Marcellus Shale impact fees.

 

06.29.12

37 water withdrawals for natural gas drilling and other uses suspended to protect streams

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission announced that 37 separate water withdrawals approved by SRBC are suspended due to localized streamflow levels dropping throughout the Susquehanna basin.

 

06.28.12

Officials unveil options for 'second life' of Marcus Hook refinery

Local officials yesterday presented a road map for what Delaware County Councilman Tom McGarrigle called the "economic second life for Marcus Hook".

 

06.28.12

NiSource sees 70-mile pipeline job beginning in August

NiSource Midstream Services hopes to begin by August laying a 70-mile natural gas pipeline across Southwestern Pennsylvania.

 

06.28.12

House approves bill on drilling at state colleges

The state House of Representatives approved a measure tonight that could expand drilling on state-owned lands, including on the campuses of the State System of Higher Education colleges.

 

06.25.12

Local companies drill into natural gas industry

Sales of manufactured gas-development materials help companies in the area diversify and tap into the lucrative energy-development market.

 

06.25.12

UGI applies for gas pipeline in Kingston Twp.

CH2M HILL, on behalf of UGI Energy Services Inc., has applied for a 27.4-mile, 24-inch diameter natural gas transmission pipeline.

 

06.25.12

Marcellus gas cuts price premiums to decade lows

So much natural gas is coming from the Marcellus shale deposit in the U.S. Northeast that costs for utilities are at levels unseen in more than a decade.