Large Reserve of Utica Shale Gas Could Lie Beneath State Forest Land

State Impact By Susan Phillips Tapping the Utica Shale in north central Pennsylvania could become the state’s next natural gas drilling boom, at least once the pipelines get built. Seneca Resources has announced the successful completion of a well on state forest land in Tioga County. Seneca, a subsidiary of National Fuel Gas Company, says […]

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Marcellus Shale Facility Proposed in South Strabane

Observer Reporter By Mike Jones A proposal to build a compressor station in South Strabane Township was pulled, but a Marcellus Shale pipeline transmission company now wants to build a different type of “facility in support of natural gas development” at the site. Columbia Midstream Group, a subsidiary of NiSource, submitted an application to the […]

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Report Claims Oil, Gas Drillers More Open About Fracking Risks

Trib Live By Katelyn Ferral EQT Corp. and Range Resources Corp. were among companies that improved reporting about the risks to the environment and communities from hydraulic fracturing in a scorecard from a group that pushes corporations to be more environmentally responsible. But the report released Thursday by the coalition of investment companies and shareholder […]

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Gas Flare to Light Up Part of Washington County

Power Source By Don Hopey A massive, noisy natural gas flare will be visible next week in western Washington County, illuminating the first well that Range Resources Inc. drilled into the Utica Shale formation in five years. The flaring, an increasingly rare event in the Marcellus Shale gas play, is scheduled to begin Dec. 7 […]

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Oil, Gas Industry Tries to Keep Talent in Pipeline

Trib Live By David Conti Four years ago, Bryan Dickson and Matt Ockree were among the youngest engineers working on gas well pads in Western Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale fields. “I was out in the frack van with Bryan a lot of days and a lot of nights, learning from the people with more experience,” said […]

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Oil, Gas Industry Tries to Keep Talent in Pipeline

Trib Live By David Conti Four years ago, Bryan Dickson and Matt Ockree were among the youngest engineers working on gas well pads in Western Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale fields. “I was out in the frack van with Bryan a lot of days and a lot of nights, learning from the people with more experience,” said […]

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Governor Tomblin to Lead Trade Mission To Brazil

Huntington News CHARLESTON, W.Va. (November 06, 2014) – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced he will be traveling to Brazil with members of the West Virginia Development Office to continue ongoing discussions with executive leadership from Odebrecht and Braskem.  The 5-day mission, scheduled to take place November 10-14, will focus on next steps associated with […]

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Natural gas glut in Appalachia keeps pushing prices downward

By David Conti Lower gas prices and a production glut in Appalachia aren’t deterring the biggest drillers in the Marcellus shale. Companies continue to report surging production in their quarterly statements, and several are forecasting growth into next year. Production is growing because drillers are finding more efficient ways to extract gas from shale formations. […]

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