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Energy Updates

$12M in additional reliability work underway in Penn Power service area for 2016

AKRON, OH – Pennsylvania Power Company is beginning work on approximately $12 million of additional electrical system projects for 2016 to enhance service reliability for its 160,000 customers. More...

FERC directs development of standards for supply chain cyber controls

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) acted to improve the cyber security of the bulk electric system by directing the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to develop a new supply chain risk management standard that addres More...

Settlement with U.S. and Pennsylvania requires Consol Energy to implement water management upgrades to protect Ohio River

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The U.S. More...

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UPMC Altoona’s Logan Medical Center construction nears halfway point

ALTOONA, PA – Construction of UPMC Altoona’s Logan Medical Center along Route 36, between Hollidaysburg and Altoona, is nearly 50 percent complete as of the beginning of August 2016. More...

MBG earns Seal of Approval

Huntingdon , PA – Mutual Benefit is pleased to be the second carrier to earn the Independent Agents and Brokers (IA&B) Seal of Approval for its agency agreement. More...

New federal guidelines add climate to regulatory considerations

On Aug. 1, the White House released a new set of guidelines asking federal agencies to consider climate change when giving regulatory approval to projects. More...

News

Impact Fees Round V

Counties and municipalities received less impact fees this year, but officials say a recovery is around the corner

For the first year since Act 13 of 2012 established impact fees, the total amount of fees paid by gas operators to Pennsylvania counties, municipalities and state agencies dropped below $200 million. More...

Washington County: The epicenter of the Marcellus shale play

Given the Marcellus shale boom began in Washington County in 2004 with the region’s first successful horizontal well, Renz #1 drilled by Range Resources, it’s fitting that the county has become the epicenter of the Marcellus Shale play. More...

Penn State SPE brings home 2016 Outstanding Student Chapter award

State College, PA – This past year, Penn State’s Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) dedicated itself to professional development and hands- on community outreach programs, which all lead to the organization taking home the highest honor an SPE stud More...

People

Leech Tishman welcomes Sharon Barney as counsel

State College, PA – Sharon Barney has joined Leech, Tishman, Fuscaldo & Lampl LLC as counsel in the State College office. More...

Erdman Anthony hires Alicia Lightcap

Harrisburg, Pa — Erdman Anthony has hired Alicia Lightcap as a design engineer in the transportation engineering core business in the Harrisburg office. More...

Peters Consultants hires new project engineer

Berwick , PA – Ronald A. Sturgeon, P.E. is joining Peters Consultants, Inc. as a project engineer. He is a licensed professional engineer in several states with over 39 years of civil and environmental experience. More...

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