Marcellus Shale

Was That Another Fracking Earthquake?

Feeling the earth move under one's feet can be unsettling, even in places where it's a natural and fairly common occurrence. But far more disconcerting is when major tremors in places unaccustomed to earthquakes can be traced to human causes like fracking.

Shell Buys Major U.S. Natural Gas Company

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell is making a major diversification play, buying up most of East Resources, one of the largest independent natural gas companies in the Eastern U.S.