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Shell commits to western Pennsylvania ethane cracker plant

MONACA, Pa. (AP) — Shell Chemical Appalachia says it is building a petrochemical plant in northwestern Pennsylvania that will create up to 6,000 construction jobs and 600 permanent jobs once it begins production early next decade. The company has been buying various rights and property, including a former zinc smelting site in Potter Township, Beaver County, where the plant will ...

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Why fracking matters to the New York Primary

Although it won’t be on the ballot, the New York primary could become a referendum on fracking. With passions running high both for and against the technology used to produce oil and natural gas, the candidates’ positions on fracking could affect the New York primary’s outcome. Both Democrat candidates oppose fracking. In the seventh debate, Sen. Bernie Sanders stated he ...

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Company, state working to bring well sites into compliance

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — An oil and gas operator says it’s trying to bring dozens of its Pennsylvania drilling sites into compliance with environmental laws. A Range Resources spokesman tells Pennlive.com that the company is working the Department of Environmental Protection. The agency on Friday said dozens of the company’s Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling pads in Washington and Allegheny ...

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Company, state working to bring Marcellus drilling sites into compliance

Company, state working to bring drilling sites into compliance

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — An oil and gas operator says it’s trying to bring dozens of its Pennsylvania drilling sites into compliance with environmental laws. A Range Resources spokesman tells Pennlive.com that the company is working the Department of Environmental Protection. The agency on Friday said dozens of the company’s Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling pads in Washington and Allegheny ...

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Pennsylvania stuck in historic budget gridlock

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania government will set a modern state record for budget gridlock on Tuesday when Gov. Tom Wolf sends lawmakers a spending proposal for the coming fiscal year with no full plan in place for the current fiscal year that began back in July. The first-term Democrat will deliver an approximately $32 billion plan for 2016-17 to ...

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Pennsylvania sues gas driller over ‘deceptive’ leases

Pennsylvania’s attorney general sued one of the nation’s largest producers of natural gas on Wednesday over claims it cheated at least 4,000 landowners who signed drilling leases with the company. Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. tricked landowners into signing one-sided leases in the early years of the Marcellus Shale drilling boom and then improperly deducted certain post-production expenses from their ...

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Seneca Resources joins with IOG Capital to maintain Marcellus activity

Marcellus shale drilling rig. (Image: Penn State via Flickr)

Seneca Resources is getting help from a Dallas investment firm to maintain gas production in the Marcellus shale despite low prices that have cut into cash flow. Houston-based Seneca, Pennsylvania’s 12th biggest shale gas producer, on Thursday announced a joint venture with IOG Capital to develop at least 42 and possibly 80 wells in Elk, McKean and Cameron counties with ...

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Few details as Pennsylvania budget impasse lingers

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s budget impasse entered its sixth month Tuesday, with scant new details about what shape a final deal might take. Frustrated lawmakers emerged from closed-door meetings with few revelations about if, how, or where progress had been made. Some rank-and-file House members wondered aloud what they might eventually vote on, and when. “The devil is in the details,” ...

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