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Consol plans Utica gas well at Pittsburgh airport

Consol Energy Inc. will drill a test well into the deeper Utica shale from one of its Marcellus gas well pads on Pittsburgh International Airport property. The Cecil-based natural gas and coal producer said Tuesday it received approval from Findlay zoning officials to replace one of the 12 Marcellus wells it planned for Pad 4 at the airport with a ...

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Wheatfield fracking moratorium effective immediately

WHEATFIELD — The Wheatfield Town Board has approved a moratorium which temporarily prohibits multiple uses of fracking waste within town limits. The unanimous vote, taken by the town board during Monday’s meeting, came in response to a rise in public concern over the past few months with regard to National Fuel’s proposed gas dehydrator on Liberty Drive. Since National Fuel ...

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Filings show pipeline company considered compressor station for Winchester

WINCHESTER — A recent federal filing by the developer of a controversial pipeline reveals the firm considered putting a vital piece of the project in Winchester, although it’s unclear whether that option’s still on the table. And as a federal commission considers the need for the Northeast Energy Direct pipeline, local residents say recent problems with the commission’s website have ...

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No fracking pits allowed under new DEP regs for oil and gas industry

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection on Wednesday made available thousands of pages of documents outlining new rules for the oil and gas industry. Among the trove of public documents are increased regulations for unconventional drillers, which apply to companies extracting natural resources from the Marcellus Shale. All of it can be found here. Some of the biggest changes include ...

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Wyoming natural gas production falls for sixth year

CASPER, Wyo. — Production from Wyoming’s natural gas fields fell in 2015 for the sixth consecutive year, while natural gas in the U.S. has been on the rise. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that production slumped 14 percent in 2015. According to the preliminary figures from the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission production levels fell to the smallest annual haul since 2001. U.S. ...

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Low oil prices spur interest in California acquisitions

A Houston company is shopping for Kern County oil projects, underscoring what some see as growing potential for acquisitions because of the low prices wreaking havoc across the industry. Publicly traded Petro River Oil Corp. says it recently recapitalized with $25 million in cash it hopes to spend specifically in Kern, parts of the United Kingdom and possibly other oil-producing ...

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