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Drilling industries to bring hundreds of jobs to mended Montgomery site

March 16, 2011 MONTGOMERY — For the first time in nearly 30 years, business will bustle in Montgomery’s Old Mill corridor, where more than 200 new jobs are coming. Jeffery J. more »»

Local men join natural gas advisory commission

March 11, 2011 A state commission charged with developing a strategy on how to best take advantage of the development of natural gas resources in the Marcellus Shale will have local representation. more »»

Marcellus Shale topic at area town hall meeting

November 24, 2010 BARBOURS — State Rep. Garth Everett, R-Muncy, discussed issues pertaining to Marcellus Shale to about 70 people during a town hall meeting at the Plunketts Creek Volunteer Fire Co. Tuesday night. more »»

Here for the taking

November 19, 2010 Gas drilling industry and related jobs are here for the taking, and there’s no end in sight to the supply of work that will be available. more »»


November 18, 2010 E. Teresa Touey spent Wednesday in Lycoming County studying gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale, even though she is from Delaware County where it is unlikely a single shale well will be drilled. more »»

Marcellus Shale at issue in town hall meeting

November 17, 2010 WATERVILLE — The gas industry is here to stay and well on its way to reaping benefits for the area, but it’s an industry that must properly be regulated to ensure safe water quality and other... more »»

Gas company lists frack ingredients

November 16, 2010 Global oil and gas industry support company Halliburton launched a website Monday listing ingredients commonly used to hydrofracture gas wells in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale region. more »»

Analyst offers advice as gas boom picks up steam

November 1, 2010 John Felmy has been returning to his old stomping ground in recent months to share his expertise as an economist to locals faced with what may be the biggest economic bonanza since the lumber era. more »»

Meeting to focus on gas royalty education

October 28, 2010 Natural gas royalties will be the focus of an educational meeting set for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Genetti Hotel and Suites, 200 W. Fourth St. more »»

Board gives green light on facility to house chemicals, explosives

October 27, 2010 MONTGOMERY — A sand plant that will store chemicals, radioactive materials and explosives was given the green light by the Clinton Township Zoning Hearing Board Tuesday night, despite a group of... more »»

Pollution reduction needed for PA waters

October 21, 2010 Bringing Pennsylvania up to date on the standards for the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency will not be simple — but it is essential,... more »»

County watershed under watch

October 21, 2010 To identify natural gas industry impacts on local fresh water supplies, it is important to determine the existing — or “baseline” — conditions of those supplies before the industry ramps up, said... more »»

Water treatment raises concerns about radioactivity

October 20, 2010 A biproduct of the treatment process of wastewater produced by the gas industry is a chalky, cake-like sludge that must be disposed of in a landfill permitted to receive the material by the state... more »»


October 19, 2010 Local businessmen Dan Ertel and Tim Butters saw treating gas industry wastewater as a good opportunity. They had another reason for wanting to treat the wastewater, however. more »»

Wastewater at TARM gets industry re-use

October 19, 2010 When it became apparent the natural gas industry in the Marcellus Shale was going to create a need for treating large quantities of wastewater, local engineering firm Larson Design Group found itsel... more »»

Limiting fracking contamination

October 18, 2010 Of the hundreds of thousands of gallons of water removed from streams, rivers and public and private water systems every day by the gas industry tapping into the Marcellus Shale, at least 90 percent... more »»

Addicted to water

October 17, 2010 With 86,000 streams and 4,000 lakes within its boundaries, Pennsylvania appears to have no shortage of water. more »»

Expo matches workers to gas-related companies

October 17, 2010 Companies doing business in the Marcellus Shale are moving to the area and creating jobs for local workers. more »»

Lycoming County seeks funds to prepare industrial sites for gas industry

October 15, 2010 The Lycoming County commissioners are seeking federal funding that could be used to prepare brownfields — or underused industrial sites — in the City of Williamsport and Borough of Montoursville for... more »»

Websites show gas drilling is accelerating

October 7, 2010 There has been a significant acceleration in gas drilling activity in 2010, both in drilling permits issued and actual wells being drilled, according to websites maintained by the Penn State... more »»



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