EPA Issues New Ozone Guidelines

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued new guidelines, known as Control Technique Guidelines, to reduce smog-forming emissions for oil and gas drilling sites. While this may seem like a small step, the Guidelines will bring urgently needed health protections to citizens living adjacent to or downwind of oil and gas operations, especially since in […]

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Iran Invites Bidders for Oil and Gas Fields

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC’s) third largest oil producer, Iran, plans to revive its energy sector, following the lifting of international sanctions, by offering oil and gas fields to international bidders. Iran has been trying to restore its oil industry since emerging from international sanctions over its nuclear program earlier this year. The […]

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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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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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Saudi Arabia’s Hostage

Almost two years ago, the increased oil production by Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), led by Saudi Arabia, drove down oil prices to nearly $50/bbl, the price at which many shale producers could not break-even, initiating an economic oil war against the United States. But their plan has backfired, since OPEC has failed […]

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Week in Review: April 18th

These are the biggest articles circulating the natural gas industry for the week of April 18, 2016. Kane Lawsuit Delays Natural Gas Royalties Settlement Payment – TribLIVE By David Conti Kathleen Kane, the Pennsylvania Attorney General, has embarked on far-reaching legal battle over natural gas royalties. The lawsuit delayed the payment of nearly $11 million […]

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Week of Review: April 11th

Here are the biggest articles circulating the shale and natural gas industry for the week of April 11th, 2016. Why Crude Oil Prices Keep Taking us by Surprise – VOX By Brad Plumer Though most people understand how global economics and oil prices are interlaced, analysts are largely surprised by the swing of oil prices. […]

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Natural Gas is Killing Coal

Natural gas is anticipated to exceed coal as America’s power source in 2016, according to Energy Information System. For years, coal has been the primary source of energy in the United States. It’s powered light bulbs, hospitals, and computers. But coal’s grip on the industry is weakening. 2016 is predicted to be the first year […]

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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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