Pennsylvania State Representative Tina Pickett was pleased with the news that Shell Chemical Appalachia will build a petrochemical refinery and complex in western Pennsylvania, thereby increasing demand for Pennsylvania-produced natural gas. “As part of the plastic manufacturing process, this type of plant will need huge amounts of natural gas toContinue Reading

Sullivan County Commissioner candidate Donna Iannone (above, left), Wyalusing Township Supervisor Marvin Meteer (above, right), COGENT co-founder Emily Krafjack of Mehoopany (below, left), and Kim Barnes (below, right) of the NTRPDC are four of five civic and organization leaders from the Endless Mountains to win appointments to 12 work groups associatedContinue Reading

As pipeline construction across the state intensifies, like this UGI line currently being laid from Auburn Township in Susquehanna County to Meshoppen Township in Wyoming County, Gov. Tom Wolf announced on Tuesday that a new task force has been created to monitor and guide the process. Pennsylvania Governor Tom WolfContinue Reading

Dear Editor: The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is soliciting comments on the rule-making for it’s Oil and Gas Program: Environmental Protection Performance Standards at Oil and Gas Well Sites. During 2014, the DEP received over 24,000 comments which have resulted in a new draft of the regulatory packageContinue Reading

Emily Krafjack, Mehoopany Township resident and President of C.O.G.E.N.T., was appointed on March 9 as one of nine members of Governor Tom Wolf’s Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board. On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced the members of the Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board (TAB),Continue Reading

(Mehoopany) Connection for Oil, Gas & Environment in the Northern Tier, Inc. (COGENT) is pleased to announce the organization’s new web page – Regional Air Emissions Data. The new web page, based on the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Emissions Inventory data, features regional and county specific data regarding theContinue Reading

Photo and Story Rick Hiduk Volunteers from the Meshoppen Fire Company and the FWM Emergency Squad (above) blocked the southern end of Meshopany Ridge Road on Saturday after an unscheduled release of highly pressurized natural gas occurred at the Manning Compressor Station in Washington Township, Wyoming County. The sudden releaseContinue Reading

Photos and story by Rick Hiduk Residents of Rabbit Hollow in Washington Township return to their vehicle after being told by first responders from Meshoppen and Mehoopany that there has been an incident at the recently constructed UGI natural gas compressor station on Meshopany Ridge Road. (update link below) TheContinue Reading