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Gas producers partner with utilities to extend public water lines

Seven years ago, officials at Pennsylvania American Water debated whether the company should provide water to the new shale gas industry taking hold in the state. “In the early days, there were a lot of issues around water quality and water quantity,” Senior Vice President Kathy Pape said last week during a gas industry conference in Philadelphia. “There were concerns ...

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Pittsburgh metro area growing, census shows

The Pittsburgh metro area in 2014 gained about 5,200 homes, which include multi-unit and single-family dwellings, according to federal figures released Thursday. Local government officials called the increase an affirmation of the growth they’ve noticed. “I don’t think this is a one-year or two-year thing,” Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said. The number of housing units increased 0.3 percent, to ...

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Sullivan resigns from Alpha

Brian Sullivan resigned from his position of CEO and vice president at Alpha Natural Resources last week, nearly a month after the coal company filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. Sullivan has yet to comment on his departure, but the Pittsburgh Business Times reports a filing with the Securities and Exchange said he left the company to “pursue another employment opportunity.” ...

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Water plant expansion project is on the way

Thanks to Vantage Energy and its affiliated pipeline business, Vista Gathering, Southwestern Pennsylvania Water Authority’s water plant is receiving an expansion. As part of the $30 million project, the two companies will replace the existing line and extend new water mains into Greene County.  As reported by the Pittsburgh Business Times, “The water authority services about 13,500 customers in all ...

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Consol Energy down to four-day workweeks

As a result of low coal prices, Consol Energy has dropped its workweeks from five days to four days. Consol employees and contractors that work in the Harvey, Bailey and Enlow Fork mines located in Washington and Greene counties in Pennsylvania are the only ones to be impacted by the shortened workweek.  It isn’t exactly clear how many employees and ...

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Energy companies explore lower shales for greater yields of gas, liquids

Low natural gas prices that have companies balancing spending cuts with promises of ramped-up production are driving some new development in the Utica and Point Pleasant shale, where deeper wells can yield more gas and liquids. Range Resources, Consol Energy, and Rice Energy are among Marcellus shale producers reporting positive results from their Utica and Point Pleasant wells, and are ...

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Complicated by drilling boom, a chronic housing shortage in Greene County gets new attention

WAYNESBURG — It began in 2005 as an ad hoc collection of trailer hookups tucked away in a backyard in Jefferson Township. Now an RV campground, it flourishes by luring prospective campers with all the amenities: shower facilities, coin-operated laundry, a community room and flexible rates for daily, weekly, monthly and long-term stays. But the campground, which has an entry ...

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Round two: Marcellus shale vs. health and health care

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania authorized another Marcellus Shale Impacts study that will take a second look at health and health care. The main concern and purpose of the study is to show the potential health effects that Marcellus Shale drilling and related development activities have on humans.  It is believed that the various phases of drilling and development can ...

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Energy firm to pay $1M over issues at Pa. gas well

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PITTSBURGH — A landslide, wastewater spill and other issues at a southwestern Pennsylvania natural gas drilling site are resulting in a $1 million fine. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported Monday that Vantage Energy of Englewood, Colorado, has to pay the money immediately and clean up the site by the end of 2015. The newspaper says the company signed an agreement last week ...

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