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.



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.



Natural Gas Vehicle Program

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



$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.



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.



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."



Sunoco Logistics plans Marcellus, Utica pipeline through Susquehanna Valley

In the Marcellus and Utica shale regions of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, natural gas is being fracked and pumped from the ground at a prodigious rate.



Shell accelerates property pursuit in Beaver County

Royal Dutch Shell has intensified its efforts to buy properties surrounding the Horsehead Corp. zinc smelting plant in Monaca, which the energy company is evaluating as a site for a multibillion-dollar ethane cracker.



Evans City makes $75,000 by selling fracking water

The revenue stream the borough hoped to see from selling water to shale drillers has begun to trickle in.



Natural gas pipeline webs being spun through area

A few years ago, talk about Marcellus and Utica shales was about drilling and fracking. While drilling for natural gas is now prevalent locally and well pads are dotting the county's horizon, focus is shifting to the digging for construction of pipelines to transport the gas from the drilling sites to areas throughout the middle and eastern United States.