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Washington County ballpark losing Consol name

The Consol suite at Consol Energy Park in Washington County has a Consol color scheme — red, white, and black — a Consol clock, Consol-engraved bats, a map of the U.S. drawn from photos of Consol employees, and 84 baseballs framed under Consol’s logo. Redecorating will be a substantive endeavor when the ballpark finds a new namesake after Cecil-based Consol ...

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State hearing board denies claim that gas well contaminated water supply in Washington County

The state Environmental Hearing Board determined that a Washington County man did not prove that the chemical contamination of his well water in 2011 was caused by a Range Resources shale gas well and related operations a half-mile from his home, a ruling issued today. The case, heard in Pittsburgh last year by EHB Chief Judge Thomas Renwand, was the ...

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Southwestern Energy is moving in on the action in Pennsylvania

Southwestern Energy Co. is tossing around the idea of building an operating base in southwestern Pennsylvania’s shale fields. As reported by the Pittsburgh Business Times, Paul Geiger, Southwestern’s senior vice president of the company’s new Appalachia division, explained, “The company is looking to set up what he’s calling a ‘forward operating base’ — a dual purpose satellite office and equipment ...

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Range Resources releases first-quarter results

On Tuesday, Range Resources announced its first-quarter results, which had a couple big highlights. During the first-quarter, which ended on March 31st, Range Resources recorded a few key events and statistics that occurred: -Production volumes reached a record high, averaging 1,328 Mmcfe per day, a 26% increase over the -prior-year quarter. -Unit costs declined $0.53 per mcfe, or 15% compared ...

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New pipeline is in the works

A new pipeline will transport light oil condensate from Guernsey and Noble counties to the surrounding area, which will serve major customers in the Utica Shale. Ohio River Valley Pipeline, an affiliate of EnLink Midstream companies, is heading the project which will include the compression and stabilization facilities.  The pipeline is expected to be completed in Guernsey and Noble counties ...

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Washington County residents speak against gas drilling

Gas well drilling companies can’t be counted on to follow the raft of ordinance changes being proposed in Peters, claim a group of Washington County residents who imparted what they said were their experiences with Marcellus Shale drilling to council Monday. “This is a cautionary tale,” said JoAnne Wagner of Mount Pleasant Township, where the first Marcellus well was drilled ...

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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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Southwestern Energy repays loan for Marcellus land acquisition

Southwestern Energy Co. is issuing nearly 20.3 million shares of common stock and 26 million depositary shares in an effort to pay off a bridge loan that financed the company’s Marcellus Shale land purchase. The loan the company took out was a one year term loan for $4.5 billion.  It temporarily financed Southwestern Energy’s purchase agreement with Chesapeake Energy Corp. ...

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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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Tom Wolf’s agenda: Tax natural gas drilling

Democrat Tom Wolf, who was elected governor in November, wants to tax natural gas drilling to increase funding for education and other things. Here are 11 things you need to know about the issue. There is no natural gas drilling here, but the county has transmission pipelines to move large amounts of gas. The county receives money from an impact ...

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