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03.27.13

Bill pushes utilities to extend natural gas service

Legislation introduced by two key senators Tuesday would give state government a role in directing utilities to extend natural gas service to business and residential areas that lack it.

 

03.26.13

Lehigh Gas to expand compressed natural gas stations

Company signs partnership with Clean Energy Fuels to open up to 20 public stations.

 

03.25.13

Marcellus Shale boom could restore link between Avoca airport, Pittsburgh

The natural-gas drilling boom in the Marcellus Shale could be the key to ending a six-year hiatus in air service between Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport and the second largest city in Pennsylvania.

 

03.25.13

Study on Consumer Demand for Natural Gas Service to Begin

A bi-partisan state senate resolution passed to study the demand for natural gas service in the Commonwealth State Senate Resolution 29 was unanimously passed by the Pennsylvania State Senate on March 11th that directs the Center for Rural Pennsylvania to study the potential need for residential, commercial and industrial natural gas service in the Commonwealth.

 

03.23.13

Series will focus on 'science' side of Marcellus Shale

For all the public discussions that have occurred in the past two years accompanying the surge in Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling activity in Clinton County, the one thing that has been missing is the actual science behind efforts.

 

03.22.13

Sierra Club blasts new plan to improve fracking

The Sierra Club and some other environmental groups are harshly criticizing a new partnership that aims to create tough new standards for fracking.

 

03.21.13

Environmentalists and drillers become 'unusual bedfellows'

Some of the world's biggest energy companies are collaborating with the country's biggest environmental groups in an unusual alliance to improve protections for groundwater, air quality and the climate from drilling in Appalachian shale.

 

03.21.13

EQT Corp. adds to natural gas station in Strip District

Part of EQT Corp.'s effort to increase demand for the natural gas that it's extracting from the Marcellus Shale appears to be paying off.

 

03.21.13

Farmer ordered to allow gas company to do sampling

A Nicholson Township man who claims the company installing a natural gas transmission pipeline through his farm pumped contaminated water into the pasture area near his cattle was ordered Thursday to allow the company onto his property to conduct soil and water sampling.

 

03.21.13

Both sides agree on tough new fracking standards

Some of the nation's biggest oil and gas companies have made peace with environmentalists, agreeing to a voluntary set of tough new standards for fracking in the Northeast that could lead to a major expansion of drilling.