A drilling rig works the Marcellus shale in Houston, Pa.  (AP file photo/Keith Srakocic)

Gas drillers draw less water, but concerns linger

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The gas drilling industry in Pennsylvania is recycling more and more water and one river basin commission now reports drillers there are drawing less freshwater than in the past.
A rig works in the Marcellus Shale. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

NiSource joins utility trend in forming MLP

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NiSource has announced plans to spend about $8 billion to $10 billion over the next five to 10 years to expand and upgrade pipelines serving the Marcellus and Utica shale formations.
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West Virginia opens bids on drilling under Ohio River

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Noble Energy, Gastar Exploration and Statoil submitted bids with 20 percent royalty rates. State officials plan to pick winners in the next week or two.
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Rigs targeting gas in U.S. gain on rise in Texas drilling

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The rebound in gas rigs threatens to come at the expense of oil drilling, as U.S. crude has dropped by more than $10 a barrel over the past three months.
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Gasoline futures surge, crude prices decline

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Gasoline futures gained 5.42 cents, or 2 percent, to end at $2.718 a gallon on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
John Hess, chairman and CEOr of Hess Corp., speaks at the CERAWeek Energy Conference on global energy in Houston. (F. Carter Smith/Bloomberg News)

Hess planning IPO for midstream MLP

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Several Hess midstream assets in North Dakota and Minnesota will be part of the offering.
Dynegy CEO Robert Flexon is at the company's commercial desk. (Photo/James Nielsen)

Dynegy’s CEO says the company is in it for the long run

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Once Dynegy’s two deals close early next year, Dynegy’s workforce should grow from around 1,600 employees to 2,600.
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Crude advances after inventories drop to 8-month low

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Oil for November delivery gained $1.24 to end at $92.80 a barrel.
Workers stand behind the top of a pump for the hydraulic fracturing process in the Marcellus Shale layer to release natural gas at a site in Claysville, Pa. . (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

GE to give Penn State $10 million for gas drilling center

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The Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania is the most productive natural gas field in the country and has led to an energy boom in the state.
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Pennsylvania natural gas leaks among worst in nation

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Costs to the state to replace the leaky pipes could run in to the billions, according to public utility officials.