Proposed PA Legislation Seeks to Require Use of Steel Products Produced in U.S.

Two pieces of proposed legislation were introduced to the Pennsylvania Senate on Thursday, July 31. Each has been referred to the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee. Senate Bill 1458, if passed, would amend Title 58 by requiring that(…)

WVU Extension Service Opens Oil and Gas Training Center

WVU’s Health and Safety Extension Division has announced the opening of a new Oil and Gas Training and Assistance Center to provide training and credentials to WV employees working in the oil and gas field.  The training center utilizes the knowledge(…)

Rockefeller Asks GAO to Study Issues Regarding Oil and Gas Transportation

U.S. Senator John Rockefeller (D-WV), Chair of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, recently asked the Government Accountability Office to assess the impact of current shale oil and gas development on the nation’s existing transportati(…)

Doddridge County, WV Well Site Explosion Triggers Investigation as to Cause

Reuters.com reports that there was a recent explosion and fire at a well site in Doddridge County, West Virginia.  Kathy Cosco, a spokeswoman for the West Virginia DEP, indicated that the containment system around the well site properly prevented stor(…)