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The Latest: Gas driller to appeal $4.24 million verdict

Gas driller to appeal $4.24 million verdict

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a jury’s multimillion-dollar verdict against a Pennsylvania gas driller (all times local): 2:25 p.m. One of the largest gas drillers in Pennsylvania says it will appeal a $4.24 million jury verdict that found the company polluted the well water of two families. Houston-based based Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. said Thursday the jury’s ...

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Marcellus jobs market takes another beating

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Low natural gas prices just keep hitting oil and gas industry workers in the Marcellus Shale. The state Department of Labor figures show 2,262 fewer oil and gas jobs when comparing quarter two of 2015 to 2014. Cabot Oil and Gas announced in a press release  a 58 percent reduction to $325 million as opposed to $774 in 2015. The ...

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Marcellus gas now heats Scranton, Wilkes-Barre homes

When temperatures dipped and Scranton residents switched on their natural gas heat this week, that fuel came straight from Susquehanna County. UGI Energy Services Inc. recently completed its Union Dale Pipeline project, about six miles of 12-inch diameter pipeline that connects Marcellus Shale gas from Clifford Twp. to the UGI Penn Natural Gas system in Union Dale. The new pipe ...

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Anti-Fracking Activist Banned From Pennsylvania Land Heads To Court


By David DeKok  HARRISBURG, Pa., March 24 (Reuters) – An anti-fracking activist is set to ask a Pennsylvania judge on Monday to lift an injunction that bars her from her local hospital, grocery and other properties that sit atop vast lands leased by a Texas-based company for shale gas extraction. A five-month-old injunction prohibits Vera Scroggins, 63, of Brackney, Pennsylvania, ...

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