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Washington County ballpark losing Consol name

The Consol suite at Consol Energy Park in Washington County has a Consol color scheme — red, white, and black — a Consol clock, Consol-engraved bats, a map of the U.S. drawn from photos of Consol employees, and 84 baseballs framed under Consol’s logo. Redecorating will be a substantive endeavor when the ballpark finds a new namesake after Cecil-based Consol ...

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Tests find radiation in Clyde Mine water in Washington County

Recent testing by the West Virginia Water Research Institute has found evidence of radiation contamination in water discharges from the abandoned underground Clyde Mine in Washington County near the Monongahela River that are likely related to past dumping of shale gas drilling wastewater. The new water test findings were announced last week as the state Department of Environmental Protection continues ...

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Turnpike officials revive Mon-Fayette Expressway extension

A proposed extension of the Mon-Fayette Expressway from Jefferson Hills to the Parkway East in Monroeville, all but pronounced dead six years ago, is showing new signs of life. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission signaled this week that it is reviving the project, without an expensive and controversial leg that would have stretched from East Pittsburgh to Bates Street in Oakland. ...

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DEP tests for radiation and contamination of Ten Mile Creek

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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced it will be conducting an investigation to see if there are radioactive materials in part of the Monongahela River Tributary. The DEP will be testing the Ten Mile Creek which runs through Greene and Washington counties in Pennsylvania.  The creek is located in the center of the state’s shale gas fields and ...

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Carroll officials, Shober discuss Act 13 drilling law

A Washington County Commissioner told the Carroll supervisors he supports the state’s oil and gas legislation. Commissioner Harlan Shober attended the supervisor’s business meeting Tuesday. Shober of Chartiers said he supports Act 13, a state law that prohibited municipalities from enacting a ban or restrictions on hydraulic fracturing. A year later, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down that prohibition and ...

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Southwestern Energy is moving in on the action in Pennsylvania

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Southwestern Energy Co. is tossing around the idea of building an operating base in southwestern Pennsylvania’s shale fields. As reported by the Pittsburgh Business Times, Paul Geiger, Southwestern’s senior vice president of the company’s new Appalachia division, explained, “The company is looking to set up what he’s calling a ‘forward operating base’ — a dual purpose satellite office and equipment ...

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Range Resources releases first-quarter results

On Tuesday, Range Resources announced its first-quarter results, which had a couple big highlights. During the first-quarter, which ended on March 31st, Range Resources recorded a few key events and statistics that occurred: -Production volumes reached a record high, averaging 1,328 Mmcfe per day, a 26% increase over the -prior-year quarter. -Unit costs declined $0.53 per mcfe, or 15% compared ...

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Pa. shale gas production eclipsed 4 trillion cubic feet in 2014

Pennsylvania shale drillers produced more than 2 trillion cubic feet of gas in the second half of 2014, setting another record despite low prices that have prompted a cutback in activity, the state reported Tuesday. Producers pulled more than 4 trillion cubic feet of gas from shale last year, a 30-percent increase from the year before. Industry groups applauded the ...

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