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Non-compliance is the norm for conventional well operators in Pennsylvania, and the DEP hasn't done much about it although they have the tools to, a new report shows.

Ohio's Third District Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in eminent domain cases involving preserved farmland in Union County on Nov. 22.

Ohio’s program to plug abandoned oil and gas wells has been chronically underachieving, failing to hit its spending goals every year.

An active year of drilling and high natural gas prices last year led Pennsylvania to collect the second largest amount ever in impact fee revenue from natural gas drillers.

Alan Guebert breaks down the facts in regards to global conflicts putting pressure on the oil and gas and grain markets.

The natural gas industry has cleaned up its act over the years. Is that enough to make it a green energy source? Troy Balderson thinks so.

Over the last two decades, an energy company founded in 2001 has become the largest natural gas well owner in the U.S. — without drilling wells. Diversified Energy owns about 70,000 mostly conventional oil and gas wells across the U.S., largely in the Appalachian Basin, making it a big player in the region’s oil and gas industry.

The state is home to more than 20,000 orphan wells — oil and gas wells without a registered owner responsible for plugging it once its productive life is through. These wells can pose environmental, health and safety hazards to the people living around them. 

Now that the U.S. has weaned itself off of its reliance on liquid fuel from across the ocean, it’s battling a dependency of another kind as the transition from fossil fuels to renewables continues.

The Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation program recommends prime farmland soil remain available for agricultural production and that solar development instead take place on rooftops, impervious surfaces or on less productive soils. The problem is there is no mechanism at the state level to control siting of utility-scale solar projects.