Guide Explores Careers in the Oil and Natural Gas Industry

There has been much discussion about shale gas and the job market. However, it’s also been hard to find current and helpful information on a long-term career, as well as on related financial and growth opportunities in the field. ShaleNET, a coordinated network of the oil and gas...
Posted On 24 Jul 2014

DEP: Performance Report Validates Dept.’s Work Regarding Unconventional Gas Drilling Activities

HARRISBURG — The Auditor General’s Office has released the Special Audit of DEP’s Performance in Monitoring Potential Impact to Water Quality from Shale Gas Development for the period 2009 through 2012, finding no instances where DEP failed to protect public health, safety...
Posted On 23 Jul 2014

DePasquale: Rapid Shale Gas Development Outpaced DEP’s Ability to Oversee Industry, Protect Water Quality

DEP unprepared in 2009; now understaffed, underfunded and inconsistent HARRISBURG – Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today said that a recent audit shows that the meteoric growth of the shale gas industry caught the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) unprepared to...
Posted On 22 Jul 2014

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...

Monthly Shale Webinar Looks at Shale Industry Workforce and Training

Economic activity in the Marcellus Shale footprint has seen a change in the past decade with shale development taking place. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) works to track this activity and releases monthly Marcellus Shale Fast Facts. There has also...
Posted On 15 Jul 2014

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....

Corbett Administration Announces Investments in Housing throughout Marcellus Shale Region

HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Corbett has announced investments in housing made by his administration across the Marcellus Shale region to address needs created by the growing natural gas industry presence in Pennsylvania. Since 2011, $49.8 million from natural gas and federal...
Posted On 09 Jul 2014

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...