Natural Gas

Republican Presidential Candidate Discusses Oil, Gas Exports During Visit To PittsburghRepublican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says ending the ban on U.S. oil exports and easing restrictions on natural gas exports will unleash the nation's economy.
House To Consider Changes To Pa. Public Sector Pension PlansProposals 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.
Wolf, Business Leaders Clash Over Proposed Natural-Gas TaxGov. 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.
Westmoreland Co. Man Charged With Stealing $200K Of Natural GasA man from Oklahoma Borough allegedly stole more than $200,000 worth of natural gas over four-years.
Study Finds Methane Emissions Dropping In USResearchers have found that methane emissions from local natural gas distribution systems across the U.S. have decreased in the past 20 years.
Turzai Says Governor's Tax On Shale Drilling Hurts Drilling IndustryHouse 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.
Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking OversightDemocrats 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.
Man Burned In Westmoreland Co. Gas Well FireOne person was burned in a fire at a natural gas drilling site in Westmoreland County.
Slowdown In Natural Gas Production Bringing About Significant LayoffsFalling natural gas prices have been a boon to consumers, especially here in western Pennsylvania where Marcellus natural gas is plentiful and cheap.
Cheap Fuel Prices Hurting Shale Gas IndustryNatural 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.
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.
Paper: Gas Lines Will Take Decades To ReplacePennsylvania'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.