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Times-Tribune: Small explosion at Wyoming County well pad

An explosion occurred at a natural gas well pad on the Proctor & Gamble plant in Wyoming County Wednesday morning, according to the Scranton Times-Tribune.  The company uses the gas beneath its property to help power its operations. Officials say it was quickly contained and caused no injuries. More from the Times-Tribune: Around 9:45 a.m., [...]

Wyoming County Gas Well Spill Forces Evacuations

The Scranton Times-Tribune reports that waste water is flowing from a gas well in Washington Township, Wyoming County. Three families have been evacuated and are staying in nearby hotels. More from the Times-Tribune: The well was releasing the salty, chemically treated wastewater at around 800 gallons a minute but the flow has since been reduced [...]

Pampers Plant a Model of Sustainability

For 45 years the Procter & Gamble plant in Mehoopany Township, Wyoming County, was sitting on a shale gas gold mine. But it wasn’t until 2009 that the company realized they had hit the lottery. That’s when Citrus Energy drilled its first well on P&G’s 1400 acre property in Wyoming County, and realized there was [...]

Scientists I.D. Pa. Areas Most “Resilient” to Climate Change

When it comes to climate change, much of the focus is on sea-level rise and destructive storms. But planning for any eco-system changes pretty much has scientists guessing. The Nature Conservancy just published a report analyzing 156 million acres of land from Maine to Virginia to determine the best “climate resilient” areas, in order to [...]

Romney Calls Obama An “Anti-Energy President”

Republican Mitt Romney campaigns in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania

Appearing in one of the most heavily-drilled regions of Pennsylvania, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney called President Barack Obama “an anti-energy president.” Romney made his comments in Tunkhannock, Wyoming County, at a company that supplies water to natural gas drillers. The Republican presidential candidate’s argument: under the Obama Administration, federal regulation of oil and natural [...]

Romney Heads to Shale Country

The race is on in Pennsylvania. Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney will visit a frack water withdrawal site in Wyoming County today. Romney plans to tour Mountain Energy Services, a company formed by two brothers to serve the Marcellus Shale drilling boom in northeast Pennsylvania. Mountain Energy supports gas drilling operations with frack water deliveries, and [...]

More On The Susquehanna County Compressor Explosion

A bit more information on the compressor station explosion in Springville, Susquehanna County: The facility is operated by Williams, which also runs a 33-mile natural gas pipeline in Susquehanna. Here’s the company’s website. The Scranton Times-Tribune reports emergency responders from three counties are at the fire: Emergency responders from Susquehanna, Lackawanna and Wyoming counties have [...]

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