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Pa. township approves Shell cracker plant

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by

The company says the plant will create 6,000 construction jobs and 600 permanent jobs once it opens.

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Dura-Bond Industries to reopen U.S. Steel McKeesport facility

Monday, January 23, 2017 by

The company hopes to hire about 100 people to get the mill started sometime within the next six months.

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Rice sues West Pike Run to expand compressor station

Friday, January 20, 2017 by

A Rice Energy subsidiary has sued West Pike Run Township in Washington County Court in an effort to gain approval to expand a Marcellus compressor station.

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U.S. drops final oil and gas leases in area sacred to Blackfoot tribes

Thursday, January 19, 2017 by

The leases were issued in the Badger Two Medicine area. Tribal members argued they were sold without considering the area’s cultural significants.

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Alta Resources adds to its portfolio in Marcellus Shale

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by

Alta Resources recently purchased 14.3 percent interest in a Marcellus Shale project in Pennsylvania from Mitsui E&P USA.

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Canadians scrap offshore drilling extensions in Arctic

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 by

When the joint announcement, regarding Arctic drilling, was made on Dec. 20 the Canadians said existing leases would not be affected without consulting the industry.

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