Natural-Gas Electric Plant to be Built in Ohio

Construction of a natural-gas powered electric plant is set to begin soon in Lordstown, Ohio. The plant is expected to power 750,000 to 800,000 homes in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Construction could begin as soon as Thursday, according to Clean Energy Construction. The Massachusetts-based company said Lordstown was an ideal location because it is nearly halfway […]

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Shell Buys Hotel Property in Beaver County, PA

Royal Dutch Shell bought the former Kubuta Hotel in Beaver County, PA adding to its real estate holdings in the Marcellus Shale. The Pittsburgh Business Times reports, the hotel sits by the new construction of an ethane cracker plant. Though, Shell has not confirmed if development will continue on the plant, the company continues to […]

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Chief Oil & Gas is Committed to Local Communities

Natural Gas Now by Johnny Williams Freelance Journalist Having lived in northeastern Pennsylvania for the majority of my life, one thing I’ve learned over the years is that community is important here. Neighbors are more than willing to help each other and even help total strangers in need. Whether it’s assisting on a farm or […]

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Pennsylvania nears end of investigation into whether drilling companies cheated landowners

Power Source By Marc Levy HARRISBURG, PA. –  Pennsylvania state investigators are close to wrapping up an investigation into complaints that landowners in northeastern Pennsylvania are being cheated of royalties by natural gas companies exploring the Marcellus Shale, Attorney General Kathleen Kane said Tuesday. Kane told the Senate Appropriations Committee that agents from the office’s […]

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Gas industry’s pain ripples across Western Pennsylvania

Trib Live By Chris Fleisher Lunch crowds in the Hardwood Cafe used to be packed with dozens of workers from the natural gas industry. A lot of them were regulars. Lately, some familiar faces have disappeared. “I would say it was right after the holidays that a lot of them were not coming back,” said […]

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Illinois oil train derailment involved safer tank cars

Power Source By The Associated Press GALENA, Ill. (AP) — The two rail cars that split open and burst into flames during a western Illinois oil train derailment were retrofitted with protective shields to meet a higher safety standard than federal law requires, the railroad said. Thursday’s accident in a rural area south of the […]

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Train derailment could affect 183,000 in Pittsburgh, study says

Power Source By Daniel Moore More than 183,000 Pittsburgh residents — and 3.9 million Pennsylvanians — could be forced to leave their homes if a train carrying crude oil derailed nearby, according to a statewide study released Monday by a partnership of environmental nonprofits. The report coincides with a second report from a local investigative […]

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What Impact Has Hydraulic Fracturing Had on the Average American Consumer?

OilPro Tim Stinson For the majority of Americans, the concept of hydraulic fracturing—more commonly referred to as “fracking”—probably isn’t thought about on a day-to-day basis, if at all. However, hydraulic fracturing has had a significant impact on the American economy, and therefore the average American consumer. Background on Fracking and the Oil Boom In recent […]

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