Local Municipalities Benefit From Marcellus Shale Funding

The Courier Express By Evanne Gareis CLARION – Since former Gov. Tom Corbett enacted impact fees on Marcellus Shale drilling in 2012, every municipality has received portions of the more than $1 million in funds awarded to Clarion County over the past three years. Clarion County Commissioner Wayne Brosius explained that the money is distributed […]

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The irony of Wolf’s extraction tax

Trib Live By Charles Breene Gov. Tom Wolf has said he will use proceeds from a new natural gas extraction tax to pay for education, infrastructure and to alleviate a budget shortfall. The great irony is that Wolf’s new tax targets the very sector of the economy that has fueled a renaissance in manufacturing, economic […]

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New York Has Outlawed Fracking. More Bans Will Follow if Energy Companies Don’t Take Action.

Washington Post By Fred Krupp New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s statewide ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a vindication for communities around the country that have been hit hard by unconventional natural gas production. For those in the energy industry who have shrugged off the environmental, health and safety concerns of fracking, Cuomo’s […]

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North American Fossil Fuel Boom Raises Risks From Expanding Oil and Gas Transport Network

Circle of Blue By Brett Walton Until two years ago, when the National Wildlife Federation pointed out their presence, the twin oil pipelines beneath the fast-flowing channel that connects Lake Michigan to Lake Huron were like nearly every other piece of North America’s energy transport network. The 61-year-old steel pipelines, owned and managed apparently without […]

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Rail Shipments of Oil Here to Stay, IHS Finds

UPI By Daniel Graeber CALGARY, Alberta, Dec. 12 (UPI) – More than 10 percent of the oil transported in North American will be carried on the region’s rail system at its peak, analysis from IHS Energy finds. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries finds the world needing less of its crude oil in part because […]

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Shale Students Show Off What They Know

Morning Journal News By Steve Rappach SALINEVILLE – Students at the Utica Shale Academy got a chance on Tuesday to show a crowd of people some of the industry skills they have learned. Demonstrations in proper drilling and casing were presented at the academy’s classroom at Southern Local High School with board members from the […]

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Lawmaker Wants More Answers on Marcellus Shale Worker Safety Issues

WV Metro News By Chris Lawrence CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As the prevalence of natural gas drilling grows in West Virginia some state lawmakers are taking a closer look at the safety of those working on the drilling pads in the Marcellus shale. Several lawmakers raised concerns during an interim legislative committee meeting Wednesday on the […]

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Upper Burrell residents take sides on drilling

By Liz Hayes Upper Burrell residents Monday told supervisors they’re worried how the board might change the township’s regulations regarding where Marcellus shale natural gas drilling can occur. But they don’t all fear the same thing. Many worry supervisors will further restrict where drilling can occur, preventing residents from leasing their land to drillers. Others […]

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Quantum Energy Secures North Dakota Site for Energy Center

Market Wired Quantum Energy, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: QEGY), announced today that it has signed a two year Option Agreement on a two hundred sixty (260) acre site in the Stanley, North Dakota area in Mountrail County, North Dakota for the construction and operation of an Energy Center that will include a 20,000 barrel per day topping […]

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The Oil Price Swoon Won’t Stop The Shale Boom

STILL PROFITABLE AT LOWER PRICES, FRACKING IS RIPE FOR TECHNOLOGY GAINS THAT WOULD HELP IT WEATHER FURTHER DECLINES. The Wall Street Journal By Mark P. Mills With oil prices sliding, energy investors are worried, while Saudi Arabia and Russia no doubt hope, that low prices will cap America’s boom in shale-oil production. Green-energy types sit […]

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