Plastics, tech sectors crucial to cracker plants

As is the case with other high-profile proposals to build petrochemical plants close to the shale gas that would feed them, Odebrecht hasn't made a final decision to build on the spot it picked in West Virginia.



Study finds Marcellus a foundation for building trades

A recent study concludes the oil and gas industry is building up the building trades.



Shale oil, gas finds put Mon Valley on path to renaissance, leaders say

Today, three of the five companies in Alta Vista Business Park work in the oil and gas industry. An energy company is set to start construction in the spring, and at least one more is close to signing a deal to locate there.



Sand may become weak link in fracking

Demand is exploding for the huge amounts of sand used in fracking, generating a windfall for mines from Texas to Wisconsin but leading to worries about the health impacts of breathing silica dust.



Promoters see energy hub, economic revival in transmission of Marcellus fuel

Philadelphia's reindustrialization starts 300 miles away at a sprawling processing plant in Southwestern Pennsylvania where liquid fuels extracted from Marcellus Shale gas begin a cross-state journey to the Delaware River.



Marcellus boom helps keep natural gas bills stable in Western Pennsylvania

The abundant supply of natural gas from the Marcellus shale is keeping household bills in Western Pennsylvania stable this winter.



Marcellus Life: One Greene County man's encounter with a landman

Seismic testing is like doing an underground ultrasound to look for natural gas. The data is used by oil and gas companies to find the best places to drill.



Elk herd thriving in drilling boom

Nearly seven years into Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale drilling boom, wildlife officials say the state's elk population continues to flourish despite concerns about industrial footprints, wildlife displacement and habitat degradation.



Company to convert natural gas to electricity IMG Midstream plans electric generation facilities in Canton Twp., Smithfield Twp.

IMG Midstream plans to build three small-scale electric generation facilities in Bradford County that will convert natural gas to electricity.



Disclosures from railroad on crude oil to be made public

Five months after the government ordered railroads to give states information on shipments of potentially explosive crude oil across borders, Pennsylvania and some counties have not released the disclosures to the public.