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Meth use tied to fracking workers in Pennsylvania – wivb.com

Meth use tied to fracking workers in Pennsylvaniawivb.comBUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – U.S. Attorney William Hochul of the Western District of New York says a rise in the production of methamphetamine may be tied to use among workers in the fracking fields of northern and western Pennsylvania. “The concern is ... Continue reading

Pennsylvania nears end of drilling royalties investigation – abc27

abc27Pennsylvania nears end of drilling royalties investigationabc27HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Attorney General Kathleen Kane says her investigators are close to wrapping up an investigation into complaints that landowners in northeastern Pennsylvania are being cheated of royalties by natural gas exploration companies.Pennsylvania nears end of investigation into whether drilling companies ...Fox BusinessKane: gas royalties fraud investigation 'wrapping up' soonStateImpact Pennsylvaniaall 16 news articles » Continue reading

Pennsylvania rig count slides to lowest point in close to 6 years – Pittsburgh Business Times (blog)

Pittsburgh Business Times (blog)Pennsylvania rig count slides to lowest point in close to 6 yearsPittsburgh Business Times (blog)The number of drill rigs running in Pennsylvania has dropped to its lowest level since the summer of 2009, reflecting the overall downturn in the oil and gas industry. According to the weekly Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE:BHI) rotary rig count, there were 47 ... Continue reading

Pennsylvania Governor Reinstitutes State Park, Forest Fracking Ban – The Heartland Institute

Philly.comPennsylvania Governor Reinstitutes State Park, Forest Fracking BanThe Heartland InstituteWolf said in a January 29 statement, “Natural gas development is vital to Pennsylvania's economy, but so is the economic and environmental viability of our parks and forests. This is about striking the right balance. Our state parks and forests are ...5% tax on shale drillers 'punitive', claims Pennsylvania lawmakerShale Energy InsiderWolf administration to show how it'll challenge gas industryLancasterOnlineAdditional tax on natural gas industry could stunt job growth in PennsylvaniaEIN News (press release)Citizens Voiceall 58 news articles » Continue reading

Pennsylvania, unlike most other states, retains oil and gas rigs – Pittsburgh Business Times (blog)

Pittsburgh Business Times (blog)Pennsylvania, unlike most other states, retains oil and gas rigsPittsburgh Business Times (blog)There were 54 rotary rigs in Pennsylvania last week, unchanged from the prior week but up one from a year ago. Most other states saw declines. Among those states is Texas, where the count dropped by 56 to 598 in Texas. In New Mexico, the count fell by ...and more » Continue reading

An Energy State in Transition: Pennsylvania Can Be a Renewable Energy Leader – The Equation: Blog of the Union of Concerned Scientists (blog)

The Equation: Blog of the Union of Concerned Scientists (blog)An Energy State in Transition: Pennsylvania Can Be a Renewable Energy LeaderThe Equation: Blog of the Union of Concerned Scientists (blog)In many ways, the Keystone State is the epicenter of the energy transition underway in this country. Historically an important coal producer, Pennsylvania remains the fifth largest coal-producing state, accounting for 5 percent of the nation's total ... Continue reading

Russian pipe maker OAO TMK laying off at Pennsylvania plants – FuelFix (blog)

FuelFix (blog)Russian pipe maker OAO TMK laying off at Pennsylvania plantsFuelFix (blog)KOPPEL, Pa. — A Russian-based pipe manufacturer says the falling price of gasoline is fueling its decision to lay off 10 percent of its workers at two western Pennsylvania plants. Roger Bentley, a spokesman for OAO TMK, tells the Beaver County Times ...and more » Continue reading