News

12.09.13

Pipeline Management Methods

"Eye in the sky" takes on a completely new meaning when considering some of the newest methods used in pipeline management. Always concerned with environmental and public safety, many gas companies are employing the use of specially equipped helicopters to survey their gas fields.

 

12.09.13

Students get crash course in shale industry

On their first day working on a drilling rig last month, the eight students looked like the rank novices they were: They wore clean gloves and tidy safety vests, and many didn't know the difference between a roustabout and a tool pusher.

 

12.02.13

Dillsburg, Stewartstown getting Marcellus Shale money

Two York County projects will get funding through state impact fees charged to natural gas drillers in the state's Marcellus Shale formation, with more than $200,000 headed to Dillsburg and Stewartstown.

 

12.02.13

Energy prices could decline this winter

Energy prices will stay fairly stable and may even decline a bit this winter, as U.S. natural gas production surges and refinery output stays high.

 

12.02.13

UGI gas rate to drop; company credits shale gas

UGI Penn Natural Gas customers will pay less to heat their homes this winter as gas prices come down.

 

12.02.13

Pa. moves slowly ahead in compressed-natural gas fuel

The River Valley Transit's spiffy new compressed natural gas filling station here is the latest link in a growing CNG network aimed at fleets of large, fuel-hungry vehicles.

 

11.27.13

Natural Gas Vehicle Program

Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program for heavy-duty vehicles is OPEN

 

11.27.13

$16M approved for greenways projects from Marcellus Shale fund

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Financing Authority approved more than $16 million in greenways projects that will be split among 116 projects in 39 counties including Berks, Lehigh and Northampton.

 

11.27.13

UGI Utilities announces natural gas rate decrease effective Dec. 1

UGI Utilities - Gas Division announced today that gas cost rates will decrease on Dec. 1 because of lower wholesale natural gas costs.

 

11.25.13

Movers, shakers of shale: Seismic testing adapts to Western Pa.

Three white trucks roll head-to-tail along Route 30 at about 1 mile per hour. Every 250 feet, they stop and slowly lower wood and metal pads to the road. Then they shake. Some in the gas industry call this "getting elephants to jump at the same time."