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A Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. natural gas drilling rig operates in the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania. (Cabot Oil)

Cabot’s profits slip 62 percent amid lower oil prices

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The Houston-based company said it offset plunging prices by ramping up output in the first quarter.
A Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. natural gas drilling rig in the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania. (Cabot)

Study finds radon in Pennsylvania homes on the rise while Marcellus drilling surges

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Buildings in counties where natural gas is most actively being extracted from the Marcellus shale have in the past decade had much higher measurements of radioactive radon than buildings in low-activity areas, according to the new research.
Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Property owners seek to block West Virginia pipeline surveys

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The pipeline would stretch about 300 miles from northwestern West Virginia to Virginia’s Pittsylvania County.
(Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Judge rules shale gas pipeline can cross holdout properties

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U.S. District Judge Malachy Mannion ruled that the Constitution Pipeline has the necessary permits from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and that it serves the public interest by providing additional natural gas pipeline capacity.
Southwestern Energy chief executive Steven Mueller at a drilling rig near Wonderview, Ark. (Stephen Thornton/The New York Times)

Southwestern Energy sells Pennsylvania pipelines for $500 million

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Natural gas producer Southwestern Energy will sell its gathering assets in Pennsylvania for $500 million, the company announced Thursday morning.
Gov. Tom Wolf speaks to members of the media after he signed an executive order restoring a moratorium on new drilling leases involving public lands, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at the Benjamin Rush State Park in Philadelphia. The executive order ends a short-lived effort by his predecessor to expand the extraction of natural gas from rock buried deep below Pennsylvania's state parks and forests. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Pennsylvania governor advances tougher gas drilling rules

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The proposal is the first signal from Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration of how it will approach the natural gas industry after the Democrat campaigned last year on a promise to toughen state regulation of the industry.
(Johnny Hanson/Chronicle)

Nature article questions natural gas optimism

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The report highlights conflicting estimates about the long-term viability of increasing natural gas production, and warns that acting on the assumption natural gas will always be cheap may not be ideal.
Gas drilling sites in Arkansas for Southwestern Energy.
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Southwestern Energy to pay $300M for gas-rich land in Pennsylvania

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Southwestern Energy Co. is planning to pay $300 million for thousands of acres in a natural gas-rich region of Pennsylvania, little more than six weeks after its multibillion-dollar purchase of gas land nearby.
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)

Crashing oil prices hurting Pennsylvania drillers

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“It’s putting a monkey wrench into the industry’s economy,” said Lou D’Amico, president of the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Producers.
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Exxon Mobil drops to No. 4 in world rankings of largest oil firms

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While Exxon Mobil fell, Russian and Chinese companies gained in the rankings.