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02.25.17

U.S. Set To Rival Russia In Oil And Natural Gas Exports

President Trump has promised to roll back federal regulations to help U.S. oil and natural gas and to open up new areas for development. The administration's energy priority is to "unleash America's $50 trillion in untapped shale, oil, and natural gas reserves."

 

02.23.17

Sunoco building 2 pipelines, not just 1 across Pennsylvania

The pipelines will connect Marcellus and Utica Shale wells in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania to a Sunoco terminal in Marcus Hook, near Philadelphia.

 

02.13.17

Natural gas pipeline planned for Centre Hall, Potter Township

To help retain businesses in Centre County and attract new ones, the SEDA-Council of Governments created a Natural Gas Cooperative in June to help bring the alternative form of fuel to the area.

 

02.09.17

GOP senators introduce bills to curb federal regulation of fracking

Two US senators introduced separate bills aimed at restricting federal regulation of hydraulic fracturing in onshore oil and gas activities. Both measures were referred to the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, where they may be combined before being considered.

 

02.07.17

Pennsylvania DEP seeks comments on proposed methane emissions rules

Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection opened a 45-day public comment period on Feb. 4 on two general permits and revisions to an air quality permit exemption for reducing methane and other pollutants at well sites and compressor stations associated with natural gas drilling and transportation. Comments will be accepted until Mar. 21, it said.

 

01.27.17

TransCanada makes new application for Keystone XL

Trump directed the State Department and other agencies to make a decision within 60 days of a final application. He also declared that a 2014 environmental study satisfies required reviews under environmental and endangered species laws.

 

01.20.17

An America First Energy Plan

WhiteHouse.gov site posts "An America First Energy Plan" on website shortly after President Trump's taking office (on inauguration day).

 

01.18.17

Without More Pipelines, Scary Economic Scenarios Become Real

Energy costs are "affordable" up until a certain point. That tipping point, experts agree, is when costs exceed 6 percent of a household's income.

 

01.16.17

Coal lost hold as dominant energy source in 2016

Nuclear power accounted for the third largest share of electricity generation in 2016, at 20 percent. Renewables, like wind and solar power, accounted for only 8 percent, although they were the fastest growing energy sources.

 

01.13.17

Embrace and Harness the U.S. Energy Renaissance

[A] sea-change is needed in the way Washington approaches American oil and natural gas abundance. It's critically important for consumers, the U.S. economy and our country's security.