W.Va. Gas Rig Count Falling

Corky Demarco believes West Virginia’s 5 percent severance tax on oil and natural gas production is one of the main culprits driving the number of Marcellus and Utica shale drilling rigs throughout the state down to 17, compared to the 29 working at this time last year.

Wolf tax proposal will hurt natural gas industry

A Feb. 22 editorial claiming the “Extraction tax on natural gas should be considered,” fails to acknowledge critical facts about new energy taxes and the basic economic realities associated with such policies, especially as it relates to capital investment and continued job growth.

Drager to close Pittsburgh facility

A Pittsburgh facility that provides safety equipment to the oil and gas industry will be shut by the summer of 2016, its parent company announced Thursday.

Council witnesses economic

Delaware County Council toured the Marcus Hook Industrial Complex (MHIC) on Feb. 3 to witness first-hand the revitalization of the former refinery and discuss Sunoco Logistics’ plans for further development at the site.

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