UGI Utilities announces natural gas rate decrease effective Dec. 1

UGI Utilities - Gas Division announced today that gas cost rates will decrease on Dec. 1 because of lower wholesale natural gas costs.



Movers, shakers of shale: Seismic testing adapts to Western Pa.

Three white trucks roll head-to-tail along Route 30 at about 1 mile per hour. Every 250 feet, they stop and slowly lower wood and metal pads to the road. Then they shake. Some in the gas industry call this "getting elephants to jump at the same time."



Sunoco Logistics plans Marcellus, Utica pipeline through Susquehanna Valley

In the Marcellus and Utica shale regions of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, natural gas is being fracked and pumped from the ground at a prodigious rate.



Shell accelerates property pursuit in Beaver County

Royal Dutch Shell has intensified its efforts to buy properties surrounding the Horsehead Corp. zinc smelting plant in Monaca, which the energy company is evaluating as a site for a multibillion-dollar ethane cracker.



Evans City makes $75,000 by selling fracking water

The revenue stream the borough hoped to see from selling water to shale drillers has begun to trickle in.



Natural gas pipeline webs being spun through area

A few years ago, talk about Marcellus and Utica shales was about drilling and fracking. While drilling for natural gas is now prevalent locally and well pads are dotting the county's horizon, focus is shifting to the digging for construction of pipelines to transport the gas from the drilling sites to areas throughout the middle and eastern United States.



Public checks out Shell Appalachia's new office at former PCT site

Shell Appalachia held a recent open house for the public that attracted more than 200 people, according to Deb Sawyer, onshore business communications adviser.



Trout Unlimited's aim is cooperation in gas lands

If you can't beat'em, join'em. That's not the position you'd expect an advocacy group to stake in a debate, but it's not far off from the position Trout Unlimited has taken in the Marcellus shale issue in northern Pennsylvania.



Natural gas fees used for cleanup, demolition of site

Six years ago, Williamsport needed to find more affordable housing amidst the natural gas industry boom, and a vacant warehouse along Memorial Avenue was ripe for potentially that purpose.



Gas companies: 'We're hiring'

Although there won't be any wells in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area, there will still be lots of natural gas-related career opportunities, people in the industry say.