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  • U.S. out-produces rest of world in oil and gas from shale

    The Institute for Energy Research in Washington, D.C., says that despite other countries having significant oil and gas reserves in tight shale plays, the U.S. is the only nation that has capitalized on the energy resources of it shale reserves. “The U.S. system of laws and regulations has led to the shale revolution here,” said […]...
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  • Marcellus shale gas abundance resulting in price cuts for customers

    Energy firms in the Marcellus shale region are passing on falls in wholesale gas prices to customers, due to increased production and lowered transportation costs, as UGI announcesa 10% price reduction. Prior to the US shale revolution, most of Pennsylvania was supplied by gas from the Gulf of Mexico at great transportation costs. A spokesperson […]...
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  • Marcellus April Natural Gas Production: Up 17.6% from a Year Ago

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration (or EIA) released its Drilling Productivity Report (or DPR) on May 11, 2015. The EIA estimates Marcellus shale natural gas production in April at 16.7 billion cubic feet per day (or bcf/d). That’s 0.4% more than March’s production and 17.6% higher than a year ago. Major oil and gas producers […]...
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  • Marcellus Shale to fuel compressed natural gas filling station near Tunkhannock

    A third compressed natural gas filling station is planned for Northeastern Pennsylvania with the help of a grant from the Commonwealth Financing Authority. Southwestern Energy NGV Services LLC will build the station open to the public along state Route 6 in Tunkhannock Township, Wyoming County using natural gas produced in the Marcellus Shale. The CFA […]...
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  • Pipeline expansion could bring more shale gas to Philly

    Philadelphia may be getting more Marcellus Shale gas if all goes well with plans for an expansion of the Philadelphia Lateral, a section of the Texas Eastern pipeline system. Spectra Energy, the pipeline company that operates Texas Eastern, has plans to enlarge the capacity of the pipeline that connects the transmission line to Philadelphia. Devin Hotzel, […]...
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  • The power of Marcellus: Real & impressive

    Impressive as they are, statistics tell only part of the positive economic story of Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale natural-gas industry. The stories of entrepreneurs who depend on and partner with the industry to succeed tell the rest. Former miner Frank Puskarich, 61, has seen his Hog Father’s Old Fashioned BBQ boom along with gas production, drawing […]...
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  • U.S. Gas Exports Set to Shake Up World Markets

    The United States is poised to shake up world energy markets with expanded liquefied natural gas (LNG) deliveries later this year as four new LNG export terminals come on line. The four terminals would be able to export a combined 70 billion cubic meters (BCM) of LNG annually.  According to the April 26 UK Telegraph, […]...
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  • $500,000 in seed grants awarded to advance Shale energy innovations

    STATE COLLEGE, PA – Innovation has been the cornerstone of the shale oil and natural gas revolution, and since its inception in 2011, the Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center has been helping small Pennsylvania companies create jobs by supporting their efforts to launch innovative products and services into that market. Leveraging a […]...
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  • Community colleges narrow “skills gap” with shale gas training

     U.S. economists estimate that two million jobs go unfilled each year because employers can’t find enough qualified candidates with the proper training, experience or skills — a phenomenon known as the “skills gap.” On a smaller scale, the same applies to employers in the oil and gas industry in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Until […]...
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  • Oil Makes a Comeback in Pennsylvania

    It wasn’t quite a Jed Clampett moment: Instead of shootin’ for some food, Samuel Kier was drillin’ for some salt in his salt wells in the appropriately named Saltsburg in Indiana County, Pa., close to Pittsburgh. He kept finding this smelly and gooey black stuff coming from the ground, fouling the salt — sometimes almost […]...
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