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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will speak at the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s annual conference at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in September.

Trump expected to speak at Marcellus Shale conference

The Republican presidential candidate is expected to be the closing speaker at the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s annual conference.


Kevin Helsley, a blaster for Wampum Hardware, watches as blasting holes are drilled on the site of a natural gas power plant in Smithton on Aug. 24. About half a dozen years after Tenaska first proposed building natural gas fired generating plant in Westmoreland County, the project is starting construction. The power plant will generate about 300 construction jobs over a three year period and, when operational, will make enough electricity to power almost a million homes.

New natural gas plant breaks ground in Westmoreland County

Tenaska said the project will create more than 300 jobs during construction and give way to 25 permanent positions in late 2018.


A Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy, right, tells protesters John Clark, carrying a box with a copy of a petition against federal oil lease sales, and Blake Kopcho, second from left, that they cannot enter the building where the leasing agency has offices, Aug. 23, in Harahan, La. The protest was Tuesday, a day before the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has scheduled a lease sale for Gulf of Mexico water bottom off of Texas. Legal observer Bill Qugley, wearing hat, said Clark and Kopcho were among four demonstrators later arrested on a charge of trespassing.

Few companies, cautious bidding on offshore oil leases

Low interest and cautious bidding marked this year's federal sale of leases on oil and gas tracts in the western Gulf of Mexico.


A Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy, right, tells protesters John Clark, carrying a box with a copy of a petition against federal oil lease sales, and Blake Kopcho, second from left, that they cannot enter the building where the leasing agency has offices, Aug. 23, in Harahan, La. The protest was Tuesday, a day before the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has scheduled a lease sale for Gulf of Mexico water bottom off of Texas. Legal observer Bill Qugley, wearing hat, said Clark and Kopcho were among four demonstrators later arrested on a charge of trespassing.

Landmen wait, shift, or leave the field in oil and gas downturn

The oil and gas market, depressed since 2014, will return, local landmen say. But the leasing frenzy probably won’t.


Curtis Martin, a pilot with Aerial Solutions Inc., gets ready to start his helicopter that is equipped with an aerial saw to lop off tree limbs. It’s how FirstEnergy’s West Penn Power is clearing vegetation in more remote areas to keep transmission lines clear.

West Penn Power demonstrates system of using helicopter, saw to clear vegetation

West Penn Power is using a helicopter equipped with an aerial saw to clear vegetation in more remote areas to keep transmission lines clear.



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