Natural Gas

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House To Consider Changes To Pa. Public Sector Pension Plans

Proposals to move Pennsylvania’s newly hired public school employees and state workers into a 401(k)-style retirement plan and to privatize liquor sales faced state lawmakers Monday, less than two days before the annual budget deadline.

06/29/2015

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Wolf, Business Leaders Clash Over Proposed Natural-Gas Tax

Gov. Tom Wolf clashed Monday with a coalition of more than a dozen business groups that is trying to derail his proposed severance tax on natural-gas drilling, charging that they are putting gas and oil interests ahead of the schools and children that Wolf says will benefit from his plan.

05/18/2015

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Westmoreland Co. Man Charged With Stealing $200K Of Natural Gas

A man from Oklahoma Borough allegedly stole more than $200,000 worth of natural gas over four-years.

05/12/2015

CUERO, TX - MARCH 26: Natural gas is flared off at a plant outside of the town of Cuero, Texas. Texas, which in just the last five years has tripled its oil production . (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Study Finds Methane Emissions Dropping In US

Researchers have found that methane emissions from local natural gas distribution systems across the U.S. have decreased in the past 20 years.

04/01/2015

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Turzai Says Governor’s Tax On Shale Drilling Hurts Drilling Industry

House Speaker Mike Turzai, a Marshall Republican, convened an energy forum with some of his House colleagues at the Pittsburgh Technical Institute in Oakdale on Friday morning.

03/27/2015

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Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking Oversight

Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.

02/16/2015

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Man Burned In Westmoreland Co. Gas Well Fire

One person was burned in a fire at a natural gas drilling site in Westmoreland County.

02/15/2015

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Slowdown In Natural Gas Production Bringing About Significant Layoffs

Falling natural gas prices have been a boon to consumers, especially here in western Pennsylvania where Marcellus natural gas is plentiful and cheap.

01/23/2015

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Cheap Fuel Prices Hurting Shale Gas Industry

Natural gas prices are falling in Western Pennsylvania and while it may be good for consumers, it may not be good for the Marcellus Shale gas industry.

01/14/2015

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Households Without Heat For The Winter On Rise In Pa.

Pennsylvania’s utility regulators say that a survey shows that the number of households entering winter without heat-related utility service has almost doubled since 2003.

12/29/2014

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Paper: Gas Lines Will Take Decades To Replace

Pennsylvania’s natural gas utilities say replacing cast iron and uncoated steel lines in their distribution systems that carry gas to homes and businesses will take decades and cost billions of dollars, a newspaper reported.

11/02/2014

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Wolf Visits Local School To Highlight Education Differences With Corbett

Tom Wolf highlighted support for public education with a tour of a local school.

09/15/2014

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Drilling For Natural Gas Now Underway At Airport

Consol Energy has cut roads through forested lands to reach six pads designed to support 45 wells to extract natural gas under and near the Pittsburgh International Airport.

08/25/2014

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Plan To Drill On Golf Course Faces Much Opposition

Grandview Golf Course in North Braddock lives up to its name — providing golfers with a stunning vista of the steel valley.

05/13/2014

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Feds Issue Tighter Regulations For Trains Hauling Highly-Flammable Crude

More and more, trains with older, puncture-prone tanker cars are hauling highly-flammable crude and liquefied petroleum though our area, like in Downtown Pittsburgh and in Carnegie.

05/07/2014

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