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Marcellus Shale

Marcellus Shale
  • Natural gas program set at Westminster

    Pipelines and natural gas issues will be the subject of a program scheduled for Nov. 2 at Westminster College. The League of Women Voters of Mercer County and the Westminster College Environmental Programs are co-sponsoring the event featuring Dr. Roberta Winters of the Pennsylvania League of Women Voters.

    October 25, 2013

  • Meeting set on Marcellus drilling

    The League of Women Voters of Lawrence County will sponsor a panel discussion on Marcellus drilling on Tuesday. The discussion on drilling and property values will begin at 6:30 p.m. at New Wilmington Methodist Church, 125 S. Mercer St.

    March 23, 2013

  • SRU to host shale summit

    Slippery Rock University will host a summit Tuesday to educate local businesses about the Marcellus and Utica shale industry. The session, called Shale Summit II, will be a joint venture of the university, the Grove City Area and Butler County chambers of commerce and WISR/WBUT radio.

    March 14, 2013

  • school.jpg Education Options, Part 2: Current shale boom casts new light on county’s economic future

    Second of two parts: Welcome to the Industrial Revolution of 2013. The Marcellus Shale phenomenon has arrived with the promise of jobs and prosperity for an area in dire need of just such a miracle.

    February 25, 2013 1 Photo 2 Stories

  • Seismic testing to be discussed

    Seismic testing for Marcellus Shale will be discussed Tuesday in New Wilmington. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at United Methodist Church, located at the corner of South Mercer Street and Neshannock Avenue.

    February 21, 2013

  • Shale Update: Gas from 2012 wells entering pipeline

    Wells drilled a year ago in Lawrence County are producing natural gas that is entering a pipeline for consumers. Natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation under Lawrence County is now being pumped from two wells on the Harry Patterson property in the New Beaver Borough area into a major pipeline and is being sold, said Joe Minnitte, case manager for Shell Exploration and Production Co.

    February 18, 2013

  • Township requests shale money for bridges

    North Beaver Township could be the first municipality to spend county Marcellus shale funds earmarked for bridge repairs. The supervisors have requested $63,000 from Lawrence County’s Act 13 transportation funds, which — by law — are to be used for rehabilitation or replacement of county and municipal bridges.

    January 31, 2013

  • Commission approves shale pact for Pulaski game lands

    The Pennsylvania Game Commission will allow Hilcorp Energy Co. to extract oil and gas from Pulaski Township state game lands. The eight-member board today unanimously approved a restricted surface use oil and gas cooperative agreement for two separate tracts, including 586 acres of state game land 150.

    January 29, 2013

  • Estate planning workshop to address shale issues

    A free workshop on estate planning for shale gas leases is planned this month in Lawrence County. Estate Planning for Marcellus Shale Lease Holders, will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Shenango Township Volunteer Fire Hall, 2424 E. Washington St. It is being hosted by state Rep. Jaret Gibbons.

    January 12, 2013

  • Extension to review seismic tests, pipelines

    A program on seismic testing, pipeline agreements and leasing will be offered three times next week. Penn State Extension and the Beaver-Lawrence Farm Bureau will present the program Tuesday in New Castle. It will be presented two more times on Thursday in Beaver County.

    December 7, 2012

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