Marcellus shale driller Noble Energy Inc. sinks roots into Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, PA (AP) — Houston-based driller Noble Energy is settling into a headquarters across the street from Range Resources Corp., the largest landholder among shale drillers in Western Pennsylvania, and Consol Energy Inc., the oldest local company working th...

M.U.M. 2014: Need for pipelines cited at conference

PITTSBURGH, PA (AP) — Marcellus shale drillers need more pipelines to get their bountiful supply of gas to market, but improving the delivery infrastructure could cause them growing pains. The challenge of growing the delivery network without pressuring prices with more...

Murrysville plans meeting on shale gas lease for park

MURRYSVILLE, PA — The possibility of Marcellus shale gas drilling under Murrysville Community Park could become a reality. Council is slated to discuss a proposed lease to the oil and gas rights at the park at their next meeting. Murrysville Chief Administrator Jim Morrison...

Focus on Environmental Firms: Q & A with Chris Morgan, vice president of sales at MAX Energy Services

By Julie Benamati, MBC Editor   Last month, the state Supreme Court upheld the lower court’s decision to strike out a zoning preemption provision of Act 13, returning local zoning control of drilling activity to Pennsylvania townships just before Christmas. Just after the...

Act 13: Townships win legal battle with state over gas- related zoning authority

By R. Brock Pronko, MBC Regional Business Analyst Pennsylvania townships regained local zoning control of drilling activity when the state Supreme Court upheld the lower court’s decision to strike out a zoning preemption provision of Act 13 last month. Also known as th...

Key gas drilling health study collecting Pa. data

DANVILLE, PA (AP) — Almost two years after it began, a much-publicized plan to study possible health impacts from gas drilling is still in the process of collecting data. Geisinger Health Systems here began seeking partners for the long-term project in early 2012. It’s...

Highlights of Marcellus Shale news in 2013

PITTSBURGH, PA (AP) — The natural gas industry and environmentalists in Pennsylvania both had reasons to cheer and jeer in 2013 over the boom in Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling. Environmentalists were heartened by a state Supreme Court ruling at the end of the year that Read...

Borough to use Shale impact fees to demolish tax-delinquent properties

MONESSON, PA (AP) — Monessen council will soon acquire 264 tax-delinquent properties from Westmoreland County — a handful of which will be targeted either for rehabilitation or demolition. The properties include 27 homes sitting in the county repository, according to...

Chief Oil & Gas acquires assets in the Marcellus Shale

Five hundred million dollar acquisition increases company position to 210,000 acres in Pennsylvania   WEXFORD, PA – Chief Oil & Gas and working interest partners Enerplus and Tug Hill have acquired MKR Holdings LLC from Chesapeake Appalachia LLC for approximately $500...

MSC announces 2014 executive board officers

  PITTSBURGH, PA – Range Resources Corporation vice president of government and regulatory affairs, K. Scott Roy, has been elected as the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s (MSC) next chairman by the organization’s board of directors. Roy previously served as the MSC’s vice...