CERAWeek panelists said the industry is working to reduce the amount of water requiring disposal after hydraulic fracturing operations. More »
Houston Chronicle columnist Loren Steffy finds that some contractors working for Chesapeake Energy in the Marcellus shale are having a hard time getting paid by the natural gas company. More »
The Houston-based exploration and production company plans to focuses on tight oil in domestic shales to meet its goal of increasing oil production 28 percent in 2013. More »
A group supporting shale drilling released a 7-minute video today filled with sound bites from industry proponents about the benefits of increasing natural gas production from shale, but didn’t address many environmental concerns. More »
Current wastewater disposal methods for water used in hydraulic fracturing could put nearby drinking water in the Marcellus Shale at risk, according to a study issued on Tuesday. More »
Low natural gas prices and the growth in its supply has been a boon for pipeline companies, according to a recent Moody’s investor report. More »
Water belonging to 11 homes in a Pennsylvania township met federal health standards, the Environmental Protection Agency said late Thursday, amid residents’ concerns about whether hydraulic fracturing by Houston-based Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. may have polluted it. More »
Enterprise Product Partners is looking for more commitments from shippers for its proposed 1,230-mile Appalachia to Texas pipeline, known as the ATEX Express. More »
A new poll says Pennsylvanians believe Gov. Tom Corbett is too cozy with the natural gas industry but so far think increased drilling has done the state more good than harm. More »
If you ask the oil industry, a boom in extracting gas from dense shale rock formations across the nation is fueling a surge in jobs, with the potential to create tens of thousands more in New York, Pennsylvania and other states. But those job creation claims are wildly inflated, according to Food and Water Watch, a consumer and conservation group.
Industrial gas use may rise 0.8 percent in 2012, the smallest gain since 2009, when consumption declined during the recession, Energy Department data show. Gas demand among manufacturers in 2012 will be 21 percent below the high reached in 1997, according to the department.
Gov. Tom Corbett released a plan for Pennsylvania’s natural gas boom that would allow the state’s counties to impose a fee on drilling to help pay to regulate it and fix environmental damage in communities where it is happening. More »