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03.13.13

Program to hike access to gas OK'd in South Side

A pilot program sponsored by UGI Penn Natural Gas and the borough of South Williamsport could help some property owners connect to gas lines at a reduced rate.

 

03.13.13

Commissioners poised to earmark remaining Act 13 funding

The Fayette County Commission is poised to allocate nearly $380,000 of its Act 13 money to various capital projects when it meets next week in regular session. In a 2-1 vote, officials agreed Tuesday to deposit the funding into a restrictive capital reserve account for specific projects.

 

03.12.13

Lawmakers want PEMA to explain lack of notification about drilling waste in river

Two state senators want the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency to explain why authorities didn't notify local officials in Beaver and Lawrence counties about the illegal dumping of wastewater in Ohio.

 

03.12.13

Shots fired at W. Pa. gas drilling site

Police say there are no injuries after an apparent drive-by shooting at a Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling site in northwestern Pennsylvania.

 

03.12.13

Pa. water study shows spill concerns small

Pennsylvania's waterways show little evidence of damage from toxic chemical spills from its fast-growing natural gas industry, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences.

 

03.12.13

Gas Impact Fee Cuts Township's Property Taxes In Half

Homeowners in a township in Bradford County are experiencing something rather unusual: a drop in property taxes by 50 percent!

 

03.11.13

Cause of off-color, fetid water eludes Pa. town

What causes clear, fresh country well water to turn orange or black, or smell so bad that it's undrinkable?

 

03.09.13

PTI breaks ground for $3.5 million gas, oil technology center in North Fayette

Eight shiny new shovels were wielded by eight VIPs wearing suits and white hardhats, each emblazoned with three black letters - PTI - during a ground-breaking ceremony Tuesday for Pittsburgh Technical Institute's $3.5 million energy technology center that will house courses in oil and gas electronics.

 

03.08.13

Pipeline and Infrastructure 101: Test Your Knowledge!

Gathering lines, midstream operations, cryogenic processing facilities, fractionation. These new terms reflect additional investments that bring natural gas closer to consumers and manufacturers.

 

03.08.13

Buffett's Railway Firm Poised for Biggest Move Since Steam to Diesel

Rail company BNSF expects to be moving a million barrels of oil a day in the not too distant future, and it would like to move it with natural gas powered engines.