Natural Gas Production Tax Gets Life In Pennsylvania HouseGov. Tom Wolf is urging leaders of the Republican-controlled state House of Representatives to speed a vote on legislation to tax Marcellus Shale natural gas production in the nation's No. 2 gas state.
Natural Gas Leaders Optimistic About Industry's Future At Annual ConferenceFormer White House press secretary Sean Spicer was in town Thursday to give a presentation at the Shale Insight Conference.
Business Groups Punch Back Against Energy Tax LegislationPennsylvania business groups are warning a state Senate-passed proposal to increase energy taxes will hurt the industry's competitive standing, cause higher bills for consumers and scare off investment.
Pennsylvania Senate Approves New, Higher TaxesThe Pennsylvania Senate has passed legislation to balance the state budget that includes heavy borrowing and some tax increases.
Driller's Groundwater Pollution Draws $1.2M FineA Tulsa, Oklahoma-based oil and natural gas exploration company is paying $1.2 million for polluting groundwater supplying five households in southwestern Pennsylvania in 2012.
Pennsylvania Officials Link Earthquakes In Lawrence Co. To FrackingPennsylvania environmental regulators released the findings of their investigation into a series of minor earthquakes that took place near fracking operations by an oil and gas company.
State Approves Pipeline Across Commonwealth Despite Protests From EnvironmentalistsIt's called the Mariner East 2 Pipeline, a project of Philadelphia-based Sunoco Logistics. And it will run parallel, for the most part, to an existing Mariner East 1 pipeline, through Washington, Allegheny and Westmoreland counties on its way east.
Sunoco Logistics Cleared To Build State-Wide PipelineThe company planning to build a 306-mile pipeline to move propane and other natural gas liquids across southern Pennsylvania says it can begin construction.
Gas Drilling In Chartiers Twp. Creating Unbearable Noise PollutionA Washington County community says the noise created by nearby drilling is destroying their quality of life, even keeping some of them up at night.
Auditor Says Clearer Rules Needed For Use Of Drilling FeesPennsylvania's auditor general says the state should rein in what he called questionable spending of some of the hundreds of millions of dollars in fees from a natural gas drilling boom that have swelled local government coffers under a nearly five-year-old state law.
Gas Industry Challenges New Drilling Rules In PennsylvaniaThe natural gas industry is challenging new regulations that govern surface development of shale gas wells.
Pa. Supreme Court Blocks Pro-Industry Provisions Of Gas Drilling LawPennsylvania's highest court on Wednesday blocked industry-friendly provisions of a major 2012 state law designed to modernize natural gas drilling regulations.