The last time oil prices slumped, about four years ago, Mark Cline and his brother took a pay cut to try to avoid having to lay off several employees of their family's Bradford-based oil production company.
A leading oil and natural gas trade group has "wildly inflated" the number of American jobs in fracking, in part by including gas station and convenience store workers in their counts, according to a new study.
Following a day of confusion for residents living along the Mariner East pipeline in Delaware and Chester counties, pipeline builder Energy Transfer says construction of the line will shut down due to Gov. Tom Wolf's order closing all non-essential operations in the state because of the coronavirus pandemic. Emergency repair work will continue.
Coal companies, caught off-guard by Gov. Tom Wolf's order Thursday to shut down mines, spent much of Friday lobbying the state to be considered "life-sustaining" businesses. By the afternoon, they had succeeded.
Pittsburgh — The American Iron and Steel Institute urged the Trump administration Wednesday to identify the steel manufacturing sector and its workers as "essential" in directives responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
Shell Chemical Appalachia announced Wednesday that it will suspend construction on its sprawling petrochemical project in Potter, Beaver County, which has come under fire in recent days for not shutting down with as many as 8,000 workers at the site.
A pipeline worker from Westmoreland County is expected to plead guilty to a felony for forging documents that said a weld on the Mariner East pipeline was properly X-rayed when, in reality, it was not.
PITTSBURGH—As the U.S. braces for the social and financial impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic, some financial analysts predict that two markets will be among those hit hardest: Fracking and plastics manufacturing.
Public water suppliers are reporting no problems with water quality or quantity due to the coronavirus pandemic, and none is anticipated, according to the latest directives from the Centers for Disease Control and Protection.