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In a photo taken earlier this month, construction continues on Royal Dutch Shell's petrochemical plant in Potter Township.

Want a job with Shell? The chance is finally here.

The first batch of positions for the cracker plant in Beaver County was posted this week.


Tier 1 Rental & Distribution Founder and CEO Frank Catroppa at a drill site in Washington County.

'Financially, you have to be able to weather the storm'

In 2014, Mr. Catroppa, jumped into the business of shale gas support services when many companies were running for the exits.


A Rex Energy well pad in Lancaster Township near Connoquenessing. The company said it would be seeking protection under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code imminently.

Rex Energy will file for bankruptcy

The State College-based driller has been trying for months to work something out with its lenders. It did not succeed.


A drilling rig used to bore into the earth to extract natural gas from the Marcellus Shale deep underground in Houston, Pa.

Where are those good paying energy jobs? Right here.

An oil and gas CEO may make 100 times more than the company’s median employee, but $113,610 is nothing to sneeze at.


A Tesla Model X was one of the electric cars brought in for display to the press conference announcing Governor Wolf's plans for the state's $118 million Volkswagen settlement on Thursday Cheswick. The settlement money will be used to roll out new grants and rebate programs for alternative fuel vehicles and equipment to improve air quality in Pennsylvania.

VW diesel settlement to fund grant program for school bus, truck operators

“Projects to replace or upgrade tugboats, forklifts, delivery trucks, and many more vehicles and equipment will be eligible for funding.”


A machine cuts slabs of coal inside Consol Energy's Bailey Mine in southwestern Pennsylvania. Consol’s ships coal to five different continents.

Coal demand abroad pulls Consol's coal across five continents

Canonsburg-based Consol sent 70 percent of its coal exports to India during the first quarter of this year, executives said.


In this Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection inspection photo, muddy runoff from a CNX Resources Corp. pipeline construction site in North Mahoning Township, Indiana County, is channeled through a pipe toward a stream on March 29, 2018.

DEP halts CNX pipeline work in Indiana County citing muddy discharges

State regulators shut down work at the Indiana County site on March 30.



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