Shale Insight 2016 Conference Brings the Gas World to Pittsburgh

For three days at the end of September, Pittsburgh was at the epicenter of the oil and gas world as the sixth annual edition of Shale Insight 2016 came to the David L Lawrence Convention Center. Keynote speaker for the event was presidential candidate Donald Trump, who told a largely sympathetic audience that he favored […]

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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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Gas Production Will Continue Soaring

Times Leader Online By Casey Junkins In a Marcellus shale region already flush with fracking, pipelining and processing, federal officials believe the formation will yield 147 trillion cubic feet of natural gas from now until 2040. That compares to a total of only 8 trillion cubic feet produced in the region from 1990-2014, according to […]

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Lowest Gas Prices in a Decade Projected for This Summer

Power Source By Daniel Moore Motorists filling up their tanks in the Pittsburgh area are paying on average 95 cents a gallon less than what they did one year ago. In fact, gas prices around Memorial Day have been much higher than Tuesday’s average of $2.90 a gallon for several years: $3.66 in 2013, $3.69 in 2012, […]

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Shell meets air, water standards set by Pittsburgh organization

Power Source Royal Dutch Shell’s Appalachian operations received a certification for meeting 15 performance standards targeting improvements to shale gas development, the Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale Development said Wednesday. The performance standards — which aim to go beyond existing shale regulations in the Marcellus and Utica shale states of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia […]

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Export steel pipe supplier announces new jobs

Trib Live By Patrick Varine The Marcellus shale industry has enabled an Export company to expand its footprint in the Pittsburgh area and add 150 jobs. Officials of Dura-Bond — a supplier of steel pipe, protective pipe coatings and pipeline products — announced Monday plans to hire 150 workers at the company’s Steelton facility to […]

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