Central Pa. firm charged with improperly disposing drilling waste

A north-central Pennsylvania waste cleanup firm and its owner improperly disposed of toxic natural gas drilling waste, the state attorney general's office said in charges filed today.



Leasing of State Forest and State Park Land for Oil and Gas Development

WHEREAS, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is the state agency charged with ensuring the stewardship and protection of state forest and state park lands for the benefit of all citizens; and



Williams Partners to present plans for its controversial natural gas pipeline through Lebanon County June 10

A spokesman for Williams Partners, the company that wants to build a natural gas pipeline through Lebanon County, said the pipeline will help distribute the riches of the Marcellus Shale, lower the cost of the gas, and help the United States become energy independent.



DCNR official: Leases for public lands not endorsed

A high-ranking Pennsylvania conservation official said Tuesday that he is not aware of anyone at the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources recommending to the governor or Legislature that the state should lease more public natural lands for oil and gas extraction.



How fracking helps America beat German industry

Nestled in the green hills of southern Germany, chemical giant Wacker Chemie churns out a wide range of products, from an ingredient for chewing gum to the polysilicon crystals in solar cells.



Oil and gas companies have jobs to fill, and some are poaching from competitors

The oil and gas industry is growing fast, and 66 percent of the world's energy companies are poaching employees from each other to support their expanding operations.



Why Zelienople's Deep Well Services is sticking to its Appalachian roots

The natural gas boom brought with it a boom of sorts in out-of-state license plates as operators tapped into the expertise of employees from energy hubs such as Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.



Landowners in proposed Atlantic Sunrise pipeline path should be alert during planning stages

Experts have some advice for those in the path of the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline expansion project: start planning now.



Drilling permit fees to rise

The price for a shale well permit in Pennsylvania is about to go up so the ranks of environmental regulators can grow.



Study: Crude exports yield big economic benefits for Pennsylvania

A new state-by-state analysis shows that Pennsylvania could add up to 14,534 jobs and $2.15 billion to the state economy in 2020 if federal restrictions on U.S. crude exports were lifted, said Executive Director of the Associated Petroleum Industries of PA (API-PA) Stephanie Catarino Wissman.