PITTSBURGH (AP) — An Associated Press review has found wide disparities by state in inspections of oil and gas wells on federal lands.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection thinks it is doing a good job regulating the biggest gas drilling boom in the nation, but environmental groups say that a new state report is far too optimistic.
The Pennsylvania DEP has again delayed the hearings regarding “forced pooling” -- on a 3,267-acre tract of land in Lawrence and Mercer counties.
CHEAT LAKE, W.Va. – Two experts said the processes involved in the natural gas drilling process are linked to earthquakes, but should not be a serious cause for alarm.
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania intersection was shut down after crash involving a tractor trailer carrying diesel fuel and two trucks carrying water for natural gas drilling operations.
HOPEWELL TWP. -- If anyone had doubts about the interest in the ethane cracker plant proposed for Potter Township by Shell Oil Co., they were likely assuaged Wednesday as approximately 1,200 people packed into the Club at Shadow Lakes golf course for Wednesday’s two separate public meetings on the project.
Increased regulations and improvements in the natural gas industry continue to drive a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, although a study shows regulators might be missing some measurements.
HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by 13 last week to 1,831.
Drilling for natural gas near Allegheny County's Deer Lakes Park isn't just a possibility. It's happening.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are among the nation's strictest.
CANONSBURG — Still a senior at the Western Area Career and Technology Center, 18-year-old Haylee Vujanovich already has multiple job offers.
The Pennsylvania DEP has issued nine violations to Chevron Appalachia in the wake of a well explosion in Greene County that left one man injured and killed another.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The energy industry wants a Pennsylvania state court to let it play a formal role in sorting out the loose ends left to resolve after a landmark court decision on a new state law designed to modernize oil and gas drilling regulations.
Testimony in a lawsuit over shale gas drilling suggests Pennsylvania regulators don't always publicly release records of pollution complaints.
HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by nine last week to 1,818.
Impact fees are making the state a big paycheck.
The Obama administration outlined a new strategy for addressing methane, signaling it may move to regulate a potent greenhouse gas released into the air from hydraulic fracturing.
A northeastern Pennsylvania judge has loosened restrictions on an anti-fracking activist who had been barred from stepping foot on more than 300 square miles of land owned or leased by a natural gas driller.
An energy company is dusting off an old, unused state law that can force property owners to accept oil and gas drilling under their land.
Drilling for natural gas on land at Pittsburgh International Airport won’t have a significant impact on the environment, Federal Aviation Administration officials said Thursday.
A high-profile anti-fracking activist who often gives tours of natural gas drilling sites in northeastern Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region asked a judge Monday for relief from an order barring her from stepping foot on more than 300 square miles of land owned or leased by one of the state's leading natural gas drillers.
The former owner of D&L Energy pleaded guilty Monday to federal Clean Water Act violations in the dumping of fracking wastewater into a northeast Ohio storm sewer.
HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by six last week to 1,803.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection delayed a hearing about forced pooling in Lawrence and Mercer counties set for Tuesday and Wednesday.
Calling his promotion to CEO more "evolution" than revolution, Nicholas DeIuliis said on Friday that Consol Energy Inc. is nevertheless working on another big deal that will add value for shareholders.
HOPEWELL TWP. -- Shell Oil Co. is still staying mum -- at least for a little while longer.
PLAINS TWP., Pa. — The Marcellus Shale Coalition, longtime promoter for industrial natural gas development, now aspires to advocate on behalf of everyone else who benefits from it.
A change of plea hearing has been set for the former senior official of a northeast Ohio wastewater company charged with violating the federal Clean Water Act.
The impact fee on Pennsylvania's shale drillers is likely to stand under an agreement reached in the challenge of the state's revamped oil and gas laws.
HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 17 last week to 1,809.
Gov. Tom Corbett is defending his opposition to an extraction tax on natural gas, telling a newspaper that higher costs could drive away the industry.
SPRINGHILL TWP. -- When Gerald Medved signed a lease to allow seismic testing on his property, he thought the process would be over in a matter of days.
Shell Oil Co. plans to reduce capital spending by 20 percent this year compared to 2013, company CEO Ben van Beurden said in the company’s annual report, released Thursday.
Dropping an anchor in Pittsburgh was an easy choice for executives at Noble Energy Inc.
A debate over how to tax the plentiful gas from Pennsylvania shale is intensifying and will remain prominent this election year as Democrats use it to attack Gov. Tom Corbett, observers say.
HOUSTON (AP) — America's plan to use more natural gas to run power plants, make chemicals, drive vehicles and heat homes may not go as smoothly as expected.
State regulators ordered a gas drilling company to halt operations in an area of northeastern Ohio after three minor earthquakes were felt in the area.
Critics are raging after an energy giant offered pizza coupons to a community near a natural gas well that exploded last month, killing a worker.
DUNKARD TWP. -- Radiation levels are normal after last month’s gas well fire in Greene County, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection officials said Friday.
For Jade Morel, the labor landscape in Pennsylvania looks a lot different from what it did when she was growing up near Johnstown.
HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 23 last week to 1,792.
Since Feb. 18, when the Pennsylvania DEP released natural gas production data for the second half of 2013, the department changed it at least eight times.
HARRISUBURG, Pa. (AP) — Six Democrats running for lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania clashed during a debate Saturday in front of the party's liberal activists over whether the state should stop, at least temporarily, drilling in the Marcellus Shale natural gas formation.
Wyoming’s groundwater testing rule goes into effect today amid questions from industry and environmentalists over how it will be implemented.
HARRISBURG -- As he has done during each budget address since taking office, Gov. Tom Corbett this year praised the Marcellus shale gas industry as the linchpin of his economic and jobs policies.
HARRISBURG - State regulators plan to hire several dozen new staffers for gas and oil regulatory duties with revenue coming from a permit fee hike for Marcellus Shale wells.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A year after approving a massive expansion of natural gas use in Connecticut, state lawmakers are considering a ban on storing or recycling wastewater generated as a byproduct of gas exploration.
An application to build a natural gas wastewater recycling facility in Lake Township has lots of holes, from using buckets to catch potentially toxic spills to explaining just how the polluted water will be treated, the state Department of Environmental Protection determined.
DENVER — Colorado regulators approved groundbreaking controls on emissions from oil and natural gas operations after an unusual coalition of energy companies and environmentalists agreed on measures to counter worsening smog.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court said Friday it would not revisit its decision striking down a state law that took zoning decisions about natural gas drilling out of the hands of local governments.