House Speaker Mike Turzai, a Marshall Republican, convened an energy forum with some of his House colleagues at the Pittsburgh Technical Institute in Oakdale on Friday morning.
Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.
One person was burned in a fire at a natural gas drilling site in Westmoreland County.
Falling natural gas prices have been a boon to consumers, especially here in western Pennsylvania where Marcellus natural gas is plentiful and cheap.
Natural gas prices are falling in Western Pennsylvania and while it may be good for consumers, it may not be good for the Marcellus Shale gas industry.
Pennsylvania’s utility regulators say that a survey shows that the number of households entering winter without heat-related utility service has almost doubled since 2003.
Pennsylvania’s natural gas utilities say replacing cast iron and uncoated steel lines in their distribution systems that carry gas to homes and businesses will take decades and cost billions of dollars, a newspaper reported.
Tom Wolf highlighted support for public education with a tour of a local school.
Consol Energy has cut roads through forested lands to reach six pads designed to support 45 wells to extract natural gas under and near the Pittsburgh International Airport.
Grandview Golf Course in North Braddock lives up to its name — providing golfers with a stunning vista of the steel valley.
More and more, trains with older, puncture-prone tanker cars are hauling highly-flammable crude and liquefied petroleum though our area, like in Downtown Pittsburgh and in Carnegie.
The number of trains and tanker trucks hauling highly explosive by-products from drilling through local towns has increased exponentially.
A runaway tanker train crashes in Canada, killing 47 people.
The US Department of Energy said Friday that it welcomes the decision by an oil and gas industry supplier to disclose all chemicals in hydraulic fracturing fluid.
One anti-fracking group says drillers are targeting Pennsylvania’s county parks.