Comment Period on Proposed Changes Open until March 19
HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today it has finalized revisions to a general permit for natural gas-fired engines and equipment at compressor stations, which help move gas from well sites into transmission pipelines. The revised general permit includes significantly lower allowable emission limits than the previous general permit, called GP-5.
HARRISBURG, Pa., - The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today approved an oil and gas agreement involving State Game Land (SGL) 232 in Washington County.
Under the agreement, the Game Commission has offered its oil and gas ownership under 1,201.33 acres of SGL 232 in Donegal and Independence townships, Washington County, for non-surface use oil and gas development by a competitive royalty bid. The offering was announced for competitive royalty bid in October, with a one-time bonus/rental payment of $2,500 per acre for a one year paid up primary term agreement. The minimum royalty was set at 18 percent for all oil, gas, and condensate produced and sold from under the premises.
Wyoming Seminary discussion covers topics from ‘walking’ drill rigs to safety concerns.
FORTY FORT – Much has changed in the landscape of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s natural gas drilling in the last five years, but as the old adage advises: The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Pamela M. Prah
Could Ohio, New York or Pennsylvania be the next North Dakota and “frack” its way to budget surpluses?
The United States is on track by 2020 to become the world’s largest oil producer and a net exporter of natural gas, a reversal of fortunes with huge consequences for many state budgets. But it depends on what kinds of taxes the states want to impose. States as varied as Pennsylvania and Louisiana have already lost out on hundreds of millions of dollars from the energy boom because of their tax policies, while Texas and North Dakota continue to cash in.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission board Tuesday approved a Texas company’s bid to extract oil and natural gas from state game lands in Lawrence County two days after it received a petition bearing nearly 5,000 signatures opposing the move.
Gov. Tom Corbett came Downtown to talk to the natural gas industry about sparking a new industrial revolution in the state.
PA Environment Daily
A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday found concerns about fracking and drilling were far down the list of issues that worry Pennsylvania voters. Just 2 percent thought it was the most important issue facing the state. Just 1 percent felt energy and gasoline prices were a concern.
Royal Dutch Shell is not scouting other states for sites to put the massive petrochemical plant that it has delayed building in Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Corbett said Wednesday.
WEST VINCENT — The township supervisors voted unanimously to oppose the recent Commonwealth Pipeline LLC application to install a natural gas pipeline in the township and other neighboring municipalities.
Range Resources Corp. is taking Robinson, Washington County, to court to win approval for two gas well sites.
The state auditor general can't answer one of the most fundamental and vexing questions resulting from the natural gas boom - whether deep drilling and fracking has had a long-term negative impact on water quality.
NPR State Impact
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