PSATS on severance tax: Preserve funding for municipalities

On Wednesday, Feb. 11, Gov. Tom Wolf released additional details about his plan to enact a natural gas severance tax in Pennsylvania.



Local lawmakers react to Wolf's severance tax proposal

Gov. Tom Wolf last week fulfilled one of his campaign promises by unveiling the details of his proposal to increase taxes on the state's natural gas industry.



UGI plans 35-mile pipeline to supply new gas-fired power plant in Pennsylvania

UGI Energy Services subsidiary UGI Sunbury has announced plans to construct a 35-mile natural gas pipeline to connect to a planned 1,000-megawatt natural gas-fired power plan near Shamokin Dam in central Pennsylvania's Snyder County.



Landowners' tax case reflects call for change in natural gas royalty arrangements

John and Lois Miller are breathing a little easier after getting some relief from the state Department of Revenue, which originally questioned more than $17,000 in deductions they took in relation to natural gas royalties they earned over the past few years.



Pennsylvania raised $19 million from leases to drill beneath waterways

When Gov. Tom Wolf issued an executive order prohibiting the state from signing new leases for gas drilling beneath state parks and forests in January, he left a third category open for business: public lands managed by the state's conservation agency.



Shale gas and tight oil are commercially produced in just four countries

The United States, Canada, China, and Argentina are currently the only four countries in the world that are producing commercial volumes of either natural gas from shale formations (shale gas) or crude oil from tight formations (tight oil).



UPS wants to build 8 natural gas fuel stations in New Stanton

UPS Inc. wants to build eight stations dispensing compressed natural gas to fuel company vehicles at its facility in New Stanton.



Tunkhannock may get gas connection by next year

Tunkhannock may finally be able to tap into the rich Marcellus gas field, a UGI spokesman told the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce Wednesday.



New oil and gas regulations could be a test for the Wolf administration

The next draft of a controversial package of state environmental rules for oil and gas well sites is due to be revealed near the beginning of March, and observers will be watching to see how Gov. Tom Wolf's administration leaves its mark on the standards.



Tom Wolf, revealed: Good grief

Gov. Tom Wolf supports fewer jobs for Pennsylvanians, especially for minorities attempting to step onto the first rung of the employment experience ladder. He also supports fewer small businesses doing business in the Keystone State.