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Study addresses safety of fracking

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The practice of hydraulic fracturing used to release underground reserves of natural gas has no direct connection to groundwater contamination, a study says.

Fracking backers in N.Y. campaign effort

NEW YORK, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The natural gas industry, hoping for New York approval of hydrofracking, has donated $1.34 million to state politicians and their parties, a study shows.

Pennsylvania shale sparks outrage

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale play in the forests of Pennsylvania will provoke outrage from the public, opponents say.

Marcellus Shale pipeline gets nod

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Federal regulators said they approved of a pipeline network that would carry natural gas from the Marcellus Shale play through East Coast states.

USGS ups Marcellus Shale reserve estimate

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Geological Survey said its survey of the Marcellus Shale deposit in the Appalachian Basin finds significantly more gas than its last review in 2002.

West Virginia gets new shale rules

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- West Virginia announced that it imposed new rules regarding operations in the state's Marcellus Shale natural gas deposit.
New West Virginia rules for fracking

New West Virginia rules for fracking

CHARLESTON, W.Va., July 13 (UPI) -- Companies working in shale gas deposits in West Virginia need to disclose compounds in the hydraulic fracturing fluid before starting, the governor said.
New Jersey wary of 'fracking' for gas

New Jersey wary of 'fracking' for gas

NEWARK, N.J., March 28 (UPI) -- New Jersey lawmakers say they are considering a bill that would outlaw the natural gas drilling process of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," in the state.
Pipeline safety worries Pa. lawmaker

Pipeline safety worries Pa. lawmaker

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Gas extraction from Marcellus Shale and oil and gas pipeline problems in the United States are cause for safety concerns, a Pennsylvania lawmaker said.

Pa. governor backs tax on gas explorers

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 7 (UPI) -- Tapping the vast gas resources locked in shale deposits in Pennsylvania could bring economic stimulus to the state, the governor announced.

Gas spews from ruptured well

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 5 (UPI) -- No one was injured when natural gas and polluted wastewater spewed for 16 hours from a drilling site in northwestern Pennsylvania, authorities said.

Atlas/Reliance venture grab more shale

PITTSBURGH, April 22 (UPI) -- U.S. gas producer Atlas Energy announced with Indian energy company Reliance Industries Ltd. that it acquired more acreage of U.S. gas shale.

India's Reliance takes U.S. shale acreage

PITTSBURGH, April 9 (UPI) -- Indian energy conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd. acquired 120,000 acres in the Marcellus Shale gas play Friday from U.S. company Atlas Energy.
Statoil expands Marcellus Shale acreage

Statoil expands Marcellus Shale acreage

STAVANGER, Norway, March 26 (UPI) -- Norwegian energy giant Statoil announced Friday that it signed a deal with Chesapeake Energy to add 59,000 acres to its Marcellus Shale gas portfolio.

India's RIL eyeing U.S. shale plays?

NEW DELHI, March 17 (UPI) -- India's Reliance Industries Ltd. is said to be eyeing a partnership with U.S. company Atlas Energy to exploit gas locked in rock formations in North America.

El Paso in deal for Marcellus Shale

HOUSTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. natural gas producer El Paso Corp. said it joined subsidiaries of Chesapeake Energy Corp. and Norwegian giant Statoil for the capacity of a gas pipeline.

Chesapeake reaches record gas production

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Natural gas explorer Chesapeake Energy Corp. announced it reached record production rates in four of its gas shale operations in the United States.

Dominion plans $600 million West Virginia gas pipeline

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Dominion Energy says it is moving ahead with a proposed $600 million project to pipe natural gas from fields in West Virginia to Delmont, Pa., about 25 miles east of Pittsburgh, as part of an effort to develop the Appalachian Basin gas reserves.

Natural gas reservoir may hike U.S. output

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Geoscientists said a natural gas black shale reservoir in northern Appalachia could conservatively boost proven U.S. reserves by trillions of cubic feet.

Pa. county holds huge gas reserves

DALLAS, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Dallas-based Chief Oil and Gas says Pennsylvania's Lycoming County may be sitting atop huge natural gas reserves, the Williamsport (Pa.) Sun Gazette reports.
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