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Appeals Court Tosses Drilling Ban in Allegheny Forest

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) can’t refuse to give operators permission to drill in the Allegheny National Forest while it conducts an environmental impact study there.

September 23, 2011

Pitt Study: One Marcellus Well Adds Millions to Economy

A single Marcellus Shale well in southwestern Pennsylvania directly adds $7.6 million to the economy, on average, according to a new study released Tuesday.

August 31, 2011

Duke Researchers Returning to Pennsylvania Water Wells

Researchers from Duke University plan to return to Pennsylvania next week to conduct additional testing of residential water wells in the northeastern part of the state, including wells that are not currently near any Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling.

August 10, 2011

Pennsylvania DEP Investigating Methane in Water Wells

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is investigating the source of methane found in some water wells and a nearby stream in Lycoming County, DEP said Friday.

June 20, 2011

Pennsylvania Blames Catalyst for Well Contamination

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has ordered a local gas driller to stop operations after discovering natural gas and other contaminants in nearby private water supplies.

April 5, 2011

Pennsylvania DEP Blames Local Driller for Well Contamination

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has ordered a local gas driller to stop operations after discovering natural gas and other contaminants in nearby private water supplies.

April 5, 2011

Texas Town, Residents Suing Over Barnett Midstream Emissions

The town of DISH, TX, and some of its residents are suing several midstream energy companies, claiming that noise and pollution from nearby natural gas compression and related facilities have eroded property values and hindered economic development in the town of about 200 residents, which is named after a satellite television service provider.

March 7, 2011

Texas Town Suing Over Compressor Emissions, Noise

The town of DISH, TX, and some of its residents are suing several midstream energy companies, claiming that noise and pollution from nearby natural gas compression and related facilities have eroded property values and hindered economic development in the town of about 200 residents, which is named after a satellite television service provider.

March 7, 2011

Three Workers Hurt by Fire at Pennsylvania Drill Site

Three workers were burned when a fire broke out at a Chesapeake Energy Corp. drilling site in Washington County, PA, on Wednesday night.

February 25, 2011

Transportation Notes

Tennessee declared a force majeure event Friday for Station 214 (Carrolton, OH) after a “possible rupture” occurred nearby (see related story). No injuries were reported, and there was no interruption of customer service, said pipeline spokesman Robert Newberry. However, Tennessee anticipated limiting intraday flow increases for Friday’s gas day and restricting 100% secondary out of path (SOP) nominations and lower priority services going forward, with a possibility of restricting a pro-rata portion of secondary in path (SIP) nominations. “At this time the certainty of such restrictions [is] unknown due to the current investigation of the incident,” a bulletin board posting said.

February 14, 2011