Pittsburgh

Shell to Transform Skyline With 200 Structures As Pennsylvania Cracker Construction Gets Underway

Shell to Transform Skyline With 200 Structures As Pennsylvania Cracker Construction Gets Underway

Major equipment and structures will be erected over the next year for Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC’s multi-billion dollar ethane cracker plant in western Pennsylvania, company officials said Thursday at the Shale Insight conference in Pittsburgh.

September 29, 2017

Peoples Natural Gas Joins Partnership to Sniff Out Methane Leaks in Pittsburgh

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf visited Pittsburgh on Tuesday to hail a partnership between the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Google, Peoples Natural Gas and Carnegie Mellon University that is identifying and mapping methane leaks from the city’s distribution pipelines.

November 16, 2016
Gov. Wolf, Other Pennsylvania Officials Gathering Ideas on How to Leverage Shell’s Ethane Cracker

Gov. Wolf, Other Pennsylvania Officials Gathering Ideas on How to Leverage Shell’s Ethane Cracker

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf visited Pittsburgh on Friday to meet with lawmakers, business leaders and other stakeholders, as his administration begins to escalate its role in helping to fortify the economic development that’s expected to stem from Royal Dutch Shell plc’s decision to build a multi-billion dollar ethane cracker in the state.

July 25, 2016

Pittsburgh Partners With DOE to Grow Energy, Oil/Gas Workforce

Pittsburgh has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory to accelerate the growth of and access to energy jobs in the city and across the country.

July 22, 2015
Consol Prepares to Land Marcellus Rigs at Pittsburgh International

Consol Prepares to Land Marcellus Rigs at Pittsburgh International

Consol Energy Inc. and Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County Airport Authority (ACAA) have unveiled a drilling proposal for Pittsburgh International Airport property that would allow 47 wells to be drilled into airport property overlying the Marcellus Shale, with the potential to explore Upper Devonian targets.

August 29, 2013

UK-Based Retail Energy Firm Moves into California

Pittsburgh-based retail energy provider Direct Energy is plunging into the retail natural gas market in California, going after all sizes of commercial and industrial customers to add to its residential mix.

April 5, 2013

Pennsylvania to Study Oil & Gas Industry Radiation Levels

Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will undertake a 12-14 month comprehensive study of naturally occurring levels of radioactivity in by-products of oil and natural gas development, the agency said Thursday.

January 29, 2013

Act 13 Case Comes Before Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Attorneys on both sides of the legal battle over Act 13, Pennsylvania’s omnibus Marcellus Shale law, spent two hours in a packed Pittsburgh courtroom Wednesday giving oral arguments before the state Supreme Court.

October 18, 2012

Sunrise Pipeline Cleared to Begin Service

FERC Thursday approved a request of Equitrans LP, a subsidiary of Pittsburgh-based EQT Corp., to place into service the remaining facilities of a new pipeline in Pennsylvania and West Virginia that will provide additional takeaway capacity for Marcellus Shale gas producers.

July 23, 2012

Cecil Township Investigating Legal Challenge to Act 13

Elected officials in Cecil Township, PA, voted Monday to have the township solicitor look into mounting a legal challenge to Pennsylvania’s new Marcellus Shale law on the grounds that it usurps local zoning authority.

March 7, 2012
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