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Shale sector won’t gut area workforce


Shale gas companies have started dialing back on spending to help offset a sudden drop in prices, but analysts don’t expect wide-scale layoffs and shutdowns in Appalachia like those prompted in other areas by the oil crash. “Gas prices were already depressed, so Marcellus operators already were running lean and mean,” said Andrew Byrne, director of North American equity analysis ...

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Range Resources settles drilling water recording with DEP

PITTSBURGH — A drilling company has agreed to a $1.75 million settlement over concerns that the firm didn’t properly record how much water it drew from waterways to use when creating natural gas wells, Pennsylvania environmental officials said Friday. Under the deal, Canonsburg-based Range Resources-Appalachia will be fined $800,000 and will spend roughly $950,000 to help the state Department of ...

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Range Resources makes a promise

Range Resources Corp. has agreed to pay an $80,000 fine and fund a mine reclamation project.  The agreement will settle charges that didn’t accurately report how much water the company was taking from several waterways and that it was actually taking more than it was allowed to. Under a consent order and agreement with the state Department of Environmental Production ...

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Drilling regulations divisive in Middlesex

The legal battle over Middlesex’s zoning regulations that allow natural gas drilling in the majority of the township could play out for years, the head of the township’s zoning hearing board said. “These gentlemen on both sides have a lot of arguments,” said zoning hearing board Chair George Born. “On one hand, you have the people who want to drill ...

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Oil, gas industry tries to keep talent in pipeline


Four years ago, Bryan Dickson and Matt Ockree were among the youngest engineers working on gas well pads in Western Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale fields. “I was out in the frack van with Bryan a lot of days and a lot of nights, learning from the people with more experience,” said Ockree, 27, a Lower Burrell native, recalling the training he ...

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Parks group wants Allegheny County to put 2-year ban on drilling in an ordinance

A citizens group that opposed drilling for natural gas under Allegheny County’s Deer Lakes Park will try to protect the county’s eight other parks. Members of Protect Our Parks want the county to enact a two-year ban on new natural gas development under park property. The group submitted an ordinance to county council Thursday along with more than 2,000 signatures ...

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Mingo Park well lease up for OK in Washington County

Washington County could begin receiving royalties within six months for natural gas drilling beneath Mingo Creek County Park, should county commissioners approve a contract with Range Resources as expected on Thursday. The five-year lease, with extension options, would pay $11.3 million at $6,500 per acre to allow Range Resources access to natural gas in 1,740 acres of Marcellus shale beneath ...

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Natural gas glut in Appalachia keeps pushing prices downward

Lower gas prices and a production glut in Appalachia aren’t deterring the biggest drillers in the Marcellus shale. Companies continue to report surging production in their quarterly statements, and several are forecasting growth into next year. Production is growing because drillers are finding more efficient ways to extract gas from shale formations. But in Appalachia, which accounts for the lion’s ...

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Range Resources reports record natural gas production

Range Resources produced a record amount of natural gas and natural gas liquids during the third quarter, driven primarily by its activity in the Marcellus Shale. The Fort Worth-based driller produced a record average of 1.2 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas equivalent (Bcfe/d) during the last three months, a 26 percent increase compared to the same period ...

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