Marcellus:

Pennsylvania Fines EQT $1.1M for Waste Pit Leak

A Pennsylvania hearing board has fined EQT Corp. $1.1 million for a 2012 leak from a Marcellus Shale wastewater pit in Tioga County, significantly less than the $4.5 million in penalties that state regulators wanted…

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Infamous Three Mile Island is Latest Casualty of Shale Boom

Competition from cheap natural gas has claimed another U.S. nuclear power plant in a state that has balked at government aid for financially ailing reactors. Exelon Corp.’s Three Mile Island reactor near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, site…

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PA Nat Gas Output Grew in 2016 Despite Fewer New Wells

Pennsylvania’s shale gas drillers continued to break records for production in 2016, tapping about 5.1 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Although the increase in production was not as high as in previous years, it…

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Noble Energy to Sell Marcellus Shale Assets for $1.2 Billion

Noble Energy has struck a deal to sell off its assets in the natural gas-rich Marcellus Basin in the northeastern United States for $1.2 billion. It didn’t name the buyer in its statement on Tuesday….

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Study: Surface Spills, Not Fracking the Threat to Water

Fracking the Marcellus Shale did not pollute groundwater in northwestern West Virginia, but wastewater spills did contaminate surface water, according to a new study from Duke University. The report adds to an increasing body of…

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Marcellus, Utica Gas Drillers Get More Bang for Their Buck

Natural gas drillers in America’s biggest shale play are getting more bang for their buck than ever before. Thanks to new pipelines and technological advances, producers in the Northeast can now tailor their output to…

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