Rich Fitzgerald on Fracking

As the upcoming election approaches, an important topic, especially for Western Pennsylvania, has been fracking. On September 22, SHALE INSIGHT 2016 was held in Pittsburgh, and provided participants a front-row seat for the most important discussions on shale development, featuring some of the most prominent industry and government leaders. Attendees networked with the most influential […]

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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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Sunoco drops petitions for pipeline zoning exemptions

Power Source By Andrew Maykuth / The Philadelphia Inquirer Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. is withdrawing requests to override local zoning ordinances for its Mariner East pipeline project, tidying up a legal mess it created over the controversial Pennsylvania pipeline. The Philadelphia pipeline company on Thursday asked the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to withdraw the last […]

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Reliance Industries Inks Shipping Deal With Mitsui OSK Lines

Business Today Billionaire Mukesh Ambani-run Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Thursday sealed a long-term agreement with Japan’s biggest shipping company Mitsui OSK Lines for transportation of liquefied ethane from North America to the Gujarat coast. Mitsui will manage six very large ships for carrying ethane that are being built by Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in […]

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College Launches Program to Prep for Shell Cracker

Pittsburgh Business Times By Justine Coyne Community College of Beaver County is launching an associate degree program in process technology the school said will prepare workers for jobs at the ethane cracker Shell Chemical has proposed building in the county. CCBC said it worked with more than 30 industry partners to develop the curriculum, which […]

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Natural Gas Boom Is Drowning Out Coal Industry’s Battle Cries

Forbes By Ken Silverstein While a lot of the political fodder during the 2014 election season focused on the “war on coal,” a bigger and even stronger show of force is transforming the nation’s economic landscape, especially in “war torn” Appalachia: natural gas. The natural resource has emerged from the back burner of U.S. energy […]

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Will Low Prices Lead to Consolidation in Shale Industry?

Allentown Morning Call By David Conti of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review The for-sale sign WPX Energy Inc. recently put on its Marcellus shale wells and land could signal more moves among natural gas producers struggling with low prices, observers say. “I do know a couple of companies that are interested in getting out of the basin,” […]

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A Slew of Coal Plants Get New Lease on Life—With Gas

State Impact By Kate Colaneri Reuters reports Philadelphia-based Sunoco Logistics is moving ahead on plans to build a natural gas liquids processing and export hub on the site of a former oil refinery in southeastern Pennsylvania. The newswire obtained records that show the company is seeking a permit from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection […]

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