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Bill to ban fracking to be introduced in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS , Md (AP) — A measure to ban hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in Maryland is being introduced.  Del. David Fraser-Hidalgo is expected to introduce the measure on Thursday with more than 50 co-sponsors.  More...

DEP extends comment period on methane permits

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that the comment period for two general permits relating to methane emissions control have been extended until June 5, 2017.  More...

China’s coal consumption falls for 3rd year in a row

BEI JING (AP) — China’s consumption of coal fell in 2016 for a third year in a row, official data showed Tuesday, as the world’s top carbon polluter has emerged as a global leader in addressing global warming.  More...

Business Briefs

Enbridge and Spectra Energy complete merger

Calgary, Alberta – Enbridge Inc. officially completed its $28 billion acquisition of all of the outstanding common stock of Spectra Energy Corp. More...

EQT Announces Successful Auction Bid to Acquire 53,400 Core Marcellus Acres for $527 Million

Pittsburgh, PA (AP) – EQT Corporation announced that EQT, through its subsidiary EQT Production Company, has won a bankruptcy auction to acquire 53,400 core net Marcellus acres from Stone Energy Corp. for $527 million.  More...

Miners heading back to work at Consol’s Bailey Mine

(AP) – Roughly 200 miners who were laid off in early February, about 30 percent of the workforce at Consol Energy’s Bailey mine in Greene County, have returned to work.  More...

News

Regulation shake up

New administration takes first steps in reducing environmental regulations

Although it may feel like President Donald Trump will quickly remove Obama-era environmental regulations, professionals in the oil and gas industry hoping for an expedient change in the regulatory environment may have to wait longer than they would l More...

Energy Outlook 2017

EIA reports continued growth in natural gas production and pipeline capacity

Energy is a direct cost for many “bricks and mortar” businesses – from a manufacturer that burns coal or natural gas in its plant, to a trucking company that fill its fleets daily with diesel fuel, to a Baskin-Robbins franchise that More...

Natural gas pipeline planned for Centre Hall

Centre Hall, PA – Starting in 2014, members of SEDA-COG began to realize that, despite its proximity to the fuel source, much of Central Pennsylvania still lacked the infrastructure to deliver natural gas to homes and businesses.  More...

Community (County Spotlight)

Chamber of commerce works to break “mill mentality” in Beaver County

Spotlight on Allegheny County

It is impossible to have a conversation about the future of Pennsylvania-based manufacturing without mentioning the Shell ethane cracker plant being constructed in Monaca, Pa. More...

People

Bill Berger joins PA One Call board of directors

West Mifflin, Pa – William Berger, quality assurance specialist at Larson Design Group (LDG)’s Williamsport office, will take over as the designer seat for the PA One Call board of directors.  The position was previously held by Drew More...

Scott Kantner named Larson Design Group CIO

Williamsport, PA – Scott Kantner has been named Larson Design Group‘s chief information officer. More...

Keith Miller joins Bassett Engineering

Montoursville, Pa – Bassett Engineering recently hired Keith Miller PE as a project engineer. Miller has over 25 years of civil engineering experience specializing in land development. More...

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