Tag: gas processing

Overrun by the Oil & Gas Industry, Shunned by the DEP

An area of northern Smith Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania has been turned into a shale gas megapolis over the past decade. Gas well pads, compressor stations, and huge cryogenic gas plants. On Christmas morning, families evacuated when the ETC Revolution cryogenic plant went up… Continue Reading “Overrun by the Oil & Gas Industry, Shunned by the DEP”

UPDATE: Revolution Gas Plant Fire Christmas Day

David E. Hess provides a detailed update on the Christmas Day ’22 event at Energy Transfer’s Revolution Cryogenic Gas Plant in Smith Township, Washington County, PA: DEP Ongoing Explosion/Fire Investigation: Energy Transfer Reported An Uncontrolled Release Of Ethane For 9.5 Hours From Its Revolution… Continue Reading “UPDATE: Revolution Gas Plant Fire Christmas Day”

Marcellus Shale Gas Industry Ruins Christmas Again

Another major explosion ruins the Christmas holiday for local families. Second major mishap in less than five years for the ETC Revolution project! Details on the latest explosion and evacuation: “ETC Northeast Pipeline/Revolution cryogenic processing plant at 76 Rover Lane along Point Pleasant Road… Continue Reading “Marcellus Shale Gas Industry Ruins Christmas Again”

Marcellus Shale Images | Majorsville transformation

Our March 21, 2014 flight over the Utica and Marcellus Shale revealed the rapid pace of development on a huge cryogenic gas plant in a West Virginia valley known as Majorsville (Google Map link) as well as capturing additional images of shale gas production,… Continue Reading “Marcellus Shale Images | Majorsville transformation”

Oil and Gas Facility Public Notices in PA

The following DEP and Susquehanna River Basin Commission notices were published in the October 1 PA Bulletin related to oil and gas industrial facilities.  Many of the notices offer the opportunity for public comments. Compiled by David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog… Continue Reading “Oil and Gas Facility Public Notices in PA”

Natural gas development transforms Pennsylvania farmland

By Lisa Graves-Marcucci | EIP | August 10, 2022 Reprinted from Oil and Gas Watch Tucked into the southwestern corner of Pennsylvania are rural communities once home to generational farmland – Smith Township among them. The blessings of prime open spaces once reserved for… Continue Reading “Natural gas development transforms Pennsylvania farmland”

Fracking Public Health and Policy in Pennsylvania

Yesterday, Pennsylvania Senators Katie Muth and Jim Brewster hosted a public hearing in Monroeville, PA: “Pennsylvania’s Shale Gas Boom: How Policy Decisions Failed to Protect Public Health and What We Can Do to Correct It.” Watch the 2 hour and 44 minute hearing video… Continue Reading “Fracking Public Health and Policy in Pennsylvania”

PIT Airport Doubling-Down on Fracked Gas

Reporter Anya Litvak’s May 21, 2022 story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, ‘Airport authority brokers new deals with CNX to incentivize drilling and, possibly, make fuel from natural gas‘ revealed old and new information about the business dealings of the Allegheny County Airport Authority (ACAA)… Continue Reading “PIT Airport Doubling-Down on Fracked Gas”