Court further limits reach of gas drilling law

HARRISBURG, PA (AP) — A Pennsylvania court has further limited the reach of a major 2012 law that modernized drilling regulations, ruling Thursday that state public utility regulators cannot review how local zoning restrictions affect the natural gas industry. The Commonwealth...

Shawville power plant to convert to natural gas, reopen in April 2016

BY JULIE BENAMATIMarcellus Business Central Editor   SHAWVILLE, PA – NRG Energy Inc., based in Houston, Texas and Princeton, NJ, recently announced plans to convert the currently coal-fired Shawville Power Plant to a natural gas operation. According to David Gaier, spokesman...

Summer gas & oil conferences attract crowds with headline speakers, pig roasts

BY JULIE BENAMATIMarcellus Business Central Editor PITTSBURGH, PA – It appears that the summer months are becoming more attractive for hosting gas & oil conferences. More than 3,200 attendees and 321 exhibitors participated in the recent DUG East conference and exhibition in...

Marcellus businesses giving back: Williams’ annual BBQ cook-off benefits northeast

BY JULIE BENAMATIMarcellus Business Central Editor NICHOLSON, PA — Williams will be making a significant contribution to local United Ways by hosting its third annual Marcellus Barbecue Cook-Off at the Nicholson Carnival Grounds, Wyoming County on Friday, Sept. 12....

Rice Energy buys wells from Chesapeake Appalachia

(AP) — Rice Energy Inc. said on Monday that it signed an agreement to acquire 22,000 leased acres and 12 developed Marcellus shale wells in western Greene County from Chesapeake Appalachia LLC and partners for about $336 million in cash and debt. Cecil-based Rice Energy...

Vantage plans $400M IPO

(AP) — Vantage Energy Inc., a natural gas drilling company with holdings in the Marcellus shale formation, is planning a $400 million initial public offering of stock, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company, which holds about 50,000...

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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...