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Marcellus info to be provided by online tool


A new online mapping tool promises to make it simpler for residents in areas with Marcellus Shale activity to see facilities near them, report pollution incidents and file complaints about site activity. It will also help ensure accountability for the state agencies responsible for rectifying mishaps, developers of the digital mapping system said. The newly unveiled shale infrastructure map from ...

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NY farmers lament lost opportunity for gas riches

ALBANY, N.Y. — While environmental groups are doing a victory dance over New York’s decision to ban fracking, farmers such as apple grower David Johnson are grieving for dashed hopes and dreams. “I’m devastated,” Johnson said after Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s health and environmental commissioners announced Wednesday that they were recommending a fracking ban. “I have concerns about how to continue ...

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Mariner East a boon to Philadelphia’s position as energy hub

Philadelphia has long been positioned to become a central energy hub for the northeast. Sunoco Logistics’ Mariner East project will soon fill the need of lacking pipeline infrastructure, spurring the potential growth. Gas & Oil Magazine reports that Sunoco Logistics recently made a public statement confirming the construction of the pipeline spanning from southwest Pennsylvania to the Marcus Hook Industrial ...

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Producers shrugging off New York fracking ban

Even if the Cuomo administration had allowed fracking in New York State, it’s uncertain that oil and gas companies would have blitzed the borders, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times. Sam Kusic reports that Jim Tramuto, vice president of governmental and regulatory strategies for Southwestern Energy Co., said operators prefer to be in states that are welcoming and where the ...

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EDITORIAL: Learning the art of compromise

Pennsylvania’s oil and gas trade organizations don’t like Gov.-Elect Tom Wolf’s proposal to impose a severance tax on Marcellus Shale natural gas extraction. No sir — not one bit — and no compromise, never. The trade groups’ warnings are dire: loss of jobs, statewide economic disaster. Sixty-seven percent of the state’s Certified Public Accountants however suggest that imposing the governor’s ...

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NY unlikely to face lawsuits over fracking ban, experts say

ALBANY, N.Y., Dec 17 – When Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a ban on fracking in New York on Wednesday, he predicted “a ton of lawsuits” against the state. But that is unlikely as the end of a drilling boom has left the industry in no mood for a fight, industry experts and lawyers said. “I think most of the companies ...

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Shale boom a boon for manufacturing industry

A new report has found the impact the shale energy revolution is having on the manufacturing sector might be greater than previously thought, according to Pittsburgh Business Times. The report was released last Thursday by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), a multinational professional services network. The study increases the forecast of continued long-term employment gains and cost savings seen by the domestic manufacturing ...

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Senators propose pipeline impact fee

HARRISBURG — Two senators are pushing for a state gas pipeline impact fee to drive revenue to communities affected by environmental and safety issues due to pipeline construction. Sens. John Rafferty, R-44, Collegeville, and Andrew Dinniman, D-19, West Chester, plan to formally introduce this legislation when the new session starts next month. The proposed fee would be levied on firms ...

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Drilling tax could cripple state economy, gas industry warns

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HARRISBURG — Three days after the newly-elected Senate majority leader opened the door to negotiations on a natural gas drilling tax, industry leaders reiterated their stand that such a tax would harm the state’s economy. Additional taxes would have a “crippling effect on jobs” said Stephanie Wissmer, executive director of the Associated Petroleum Industries of Pennsylvania. “It threatens to stifle ...

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Range Resources sets new record in the Utica

Range Resources Corp. announced yesterday that it believes a record has been set for horizontal drilling in the Appalachian Basin with its Utica exploration well after seeing a higher initial production rate than any other Utica well. The well, dubbed the Claysville Sportsman’s Club No. 1, is located in Washington County, Pennsylvania. It achieved an initial test rate of 59 ...

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