PITTSBURGH — Energy experts say the boom in Marcellus Shale natural gas production will slow this year but not because there’s any lack of supply. The slowdown is happening because drillers are waiting for pipelines to expand, new markets to ...Read More »
PITTSBURGH — The oil and gas industry is trying to ease environmental concerns by developing nontoxic fluids for the drilling process known as fracking, but it’s not clear whether the new product will be widely embraced by drilling companies. Houston-based ...Read More »
The Department of Natural Resources says a new map shows the distribution of Marcellus shale deposits in western Maryland. The shale deposits are being eyed as a source of natural gas. However, environmentalists are concerned that new hydraulic fracturing techniques ...Read More »
PITTSBURGH — The wheeling and dealing over the natural gas-rich Marcellus Shale has hit the pause button. Marcellus mergers and acquisition activity fell to zero in the third quarter of 2012, after major energy companies spent tens of billions of ...Read More »
A majority of the state Senate would support a legislative moratorium on hydraulic fracturing if such a bill is released from committee, Sen. Brian E. Frosh said Wednesday.
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A pair of Montgomery County senators are planning to join a colleague in the House of Delegates in supporting a moratorium on a controversial drilling technique used to extract natural gas. Sen. Jamin B. “Jamie” Raskin and Sen. Brian E. ...
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With the regulatory future of hydraulic fracturing very much in doubt in Maryland, energy companies are backing away from hundreds of ground leases covering more than 120,000 acres in Garrett and Allegany counties that would have allowed them to drill into the Marcellus Shale, a mile-deep storehouse of natural gas.Read More »
PITTSBURGH — Chesapeake Energy says that it submitted Marcellus Shale production data to a state database last week when it was due, but Pennsylvania officials still aren’t providing details of why it didn’t appear online, or saying whether a biannual ...Read More »
HAGERSTOWN — A panel studying the impact of natural gas drilling in western Maryland is holding a meeting to update residents on its work. The Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission meets Monday night in McHenry. The Maryland Department of the Environment ...Read More »