UGI Energy Services acquires Rockdale Midstream assets

WYOMISSING, PA (AP) - UGI Energy Services LLC (UGIES) acquired midstream assets from Rockdale Marcellus LLC through its wholly owned subsidiary, UGI Texas Creek LLC.  More...

Posted 11/16/2017 01:17 PM

Court orders pause in Atlantic Sunrise pipeline construction

COLUMBIA, PA. (AP) — A federal appeals court has temporarily halted construction of a natural gas pipeline in Pennsylvania.  LNP reports the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., stopped work on the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline.  More...

Posted 11/16/2017 01:17 PM

2 groups oppose sale of West Virginia coal-fired plant

CHARLESTON, W.VA. More...

Posted 11/16/2017 01:17 PM

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Posted 11/16/2017 01:17 PM

EPA to hold hearing on climate plan repeal in West Virginia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will hold a public hearing in West Virginia on its plan to nullify an Obama-era plan to limit planet- warming carbon emissions. The state is economically dependent on coal mining.  More...

Posted 11/16/2017 01:18 PM

TransCanada says it’s cancelling Energy East pipeline

TORONTO (AP) — Pipeline company TransCanada said Thursday it’s cancelling a plan to build a pipeline that would ship 1.1 million barrels of oil per day from Western Canada to the Atlantic coast in a decision that exposed deep divisions ac More...

Posted 11/16/2017 01:18 PM

West Virginia again approves Mountain Valley Pipeline

MORGANTOWN, W.VA. (AP) — West Virginia environmental regulators on Wednesday lifted their suspension of the permit for building the Mountain Valley Pipeline, which would carry natural gas down the center of the state.  More...

Posted 11/16/2017 01:18 PM

Court rules against ban of natural gas production waste

CHARLESTON, W.VA. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court’s decision to throw out a West Virginia county’s ordinance that bans the disposal of natural gas production waste.  More...

Posted 9/14/2017 04:01 PM

Pennsylvania, gas driller settle dispute over contamination

HARRISBURG, PA. More...

Posted 9/14/2017 04:01 PM

SolarWindow enters agreement for production of electricity-generating glass

COLUMBIA, MD. More...

Posted 9/14/2017 04:01 PM

FERC approves phase 1A of Rover Pipeline

DALLAS (AP) - The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved Energy Transfer Partners’ request to put Phase 1A of the Rover Pipeline into service.  Phase 1A, the 212-mile section from Cadiz, Ohio, to Defiance, Ohio, will begin na More...

Posted 9/14/2017 04:01 PM

6th Annual Northeast Oil & Gas Awards now open for nominations

PITTSBURGH, PA - The Oil & Gas Awards are now open for submissions for the Sixth Annual Northeast Oil & Gas Awards, recognizing the companies for their commitment to the key areas of health and safety, operational excellence and innovation.&n More...

Posted 9/14/2017 04:01 PM

Natural gas distributor under fire for noncompliance

(AP ) – A natural gas delivery company is taking heat for a compressor station in Susquehanna County, one it built without a required state permit and allegedly stalled reporting noise rules violations to the county.  More...

Posted 7/14/2017 08:47 AM

RETTEW announces new solar array project

State College, PA PA – RETTEW and project partners the University Area Joint Authority and Pace Energy solidified a plan to install a solar array at the authority’s site in State College. More...

Posted 7/14/2017 08:47 AM

Consumers Energy spending $440M on natural gas modernization

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) – Consumers Energy plans to spend nearly $440 million this year to help modernize its natural gas system. The unit of Jackson-based CMS Energy Corp. More...

Posted 6/1/2017 02:58 PM

Owner says Three Mile Island plant to shut down in 2019

HARRISBURG, PA (AP) – The owner of Three Mile Island, site of the United States’ worst commercial nuclear power accident, said Monday that it will shut down the plant in 2019 without a financial rescue from Pennsylvania. More...

Posted 6/1/2017 02:58 PM

PJM capacity auction sees strong response from market participants to strict performance standards

VALLEY FORGE, PA (AP) – The world’s largest competitive power market, PJM Interconnection, attracted a record amount of competitive resources meeting strict performance standards in its annual capacity auction. More...

Posted 6/1/2017 02:58 PM

Six residents next to proposed Sunoco pipeline file lawsuit

MIDDLETOWN, PA (AP) – Six Pennsylvania residents say Sunoco Logistics’ proposed Mariner East 2 pipeline is too close to their homes under a township code.  More...

Posted 6/1/2017 02:58 PM

Trump names two to serve on embattled energy panel

WASHI NGTON, D.C. (AP) – President Donald Trump has tapped an aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and a veteran Pennsylvania official to serve on the vacancy-plagued Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  More...

Posted 6/1/2017 02:58 PM

US agency won’t let company resume drilling for gas pipeline

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal agency has told a company building a high- pressure natural gas pipeline it cannot resume drilling beneath creeks in southeast Ohio and northern West Virginia.  More...

Posted 6/1/2017 02:58 PM

PIOGA adds Women in Energy Lunch to Seven Springs summer event

Champ ion , PA – Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association has added a women in energy event to their annual Pig Roast, Product & Equipment Roundup and Operators Forum & Leadership Summit at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Champ More...

Posted 6/1/2017 02:58 PM

Suit aims to block fracking plan for National Forest in Ohio

COLUMBUS , OH (AP) – A coalition of conservation groups has filed a lawsuit aimed at blocking plans to allow fracking in eastern Ohio’s Wayne National Forest. More...

Posted 5/12/2017 02:18 AM

DEP releases environmental maps, data

Harrisburg, Pa (AP) – The public now has access to scores of environmental data items and maps compiled by the state Department of Environmental Protection.  More...

Posted 5/12/2017 02:18 AM

Climate, energy programs get budget reprieve

(AP) – Lawmakers are set to vote this week on a bipartisan appropriations bill that would keep the government running through the remainder of 2017. More...

Posted 5/12/2017 02:18 AM

Rex Energy expects production growth in 2018

STATE COLLEGE, PA (AP) – Rex Energy Corporation recently released an updated two-year financial and operational plan. The 2017 exit rate production growth (Dec. 2017 vs. Dec. 2016) is 15-20 percent. More...

Posted 5/12/2017 02:18 AM

Shell profits rise more than expected as prices rise

LONDON (AP) — Energy company Shell says its earnings rose more than expected in the third quarter as it benefited from higher market prices and an expansion into gas production.  More...

Posted 11/16/2017 01:17 PM

124-megawatt 40-turbine wind farm proposed in Broome County

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Posted 11/16/2017 01:17 PM

Labor Department: Solar, wind jobs to boom over next decade

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pledges to revive the nation’s struggling coal mines, but new data from the federal agency that tracks employment growth suggests blue-collar job seekers would do better to look to clean energy.&nb More...

Posted 11/16/2017 01:17 PM

Mon Power to upgrade transmission substation to connect green energy to regional grid

FAIRMONT, W.VA. - Mon Power is upgrading a transmission substation near Thomas, West Virginia., to help connect a new wind farm to the regional electric grid. More...

Posted 11/16/2017 01:17 PM

Construction underway on new transmission line, upgrades in Western Pennsylvania

AKRON, OHIO - FirstEnergy Corp. is rebuilding and modernizing an electric transmission line to enhance service reliability for West Penn Power and Penn Power customers in Butler and Mercer counties. More...

Posted 11/16/2017 01:18 PM

Ohio city refuses to give up fight against gas pipeline

CLEVELAND (AP) — As a partnership between companies based in Canada and Detroit begins the first steps in building a $2 billion natural gas pipeline, a northeast Ohio mayor is vowing to continue his city’s fight to get the pipeline moved More...

Posted 11/16/2017 01:18 PM

Senate approves nominees for energy oversight commission

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved two more members of the federal commission that oversees the nation’s power grid and natural gas pipelines, including President Donald Trump’s choice for chairman.  More...

Posted 11/16/2017 01:18 PM

Federal agency OKs gas pipeline project fought by residents

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved construction of a high-pressure pipeline that will carry natural gas from the shale fields of Appalachia, across northern Ohio and into Michigan and Canada, a decision likel More...

Posted 9/14/2017 04:01 PM

Regulators set to vote on Delaware River gas drilling ban

NEWTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A regulatory commission that oversees water quality in the Delaware River and its tributaries is set to consider a permanent ban on natural gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing.  More...

Posted 9/14/2017 04:01 PM

New York denies key permit for new gas-fired power plant

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State environmental regulators have denied a key permit for a $900 million power plant being built in southeastern New York.  More...

Posted 9/14/2017 04:01 PM

Tulsa-based gas supplier gets approval for pipeline project

TULSA, OKLA. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Department of Environment Protection and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have granted environmental permits for a Tulsa-based natural gas supplier’s pipeline project.  More...

Posted 9/14/2017 04:01 PM

Tesla starts production of solar cells in Buffalo

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla Inc. is starting production of the cells for its solar roof tiles at its factory in Buffalo, New York.   More...

Posted 9/14/2017 04:01 PM

First tanker with US natural gas reaches Poland

WARWAR SAWAW , Poland (AP ) — The first ever tanker with liquefied natural gas from the United States arrived in Poland as part of the country’s — and the region’s — efforts to cut its dependence on Russia. More...

Posted 7/14/2017 08:46 AM

Renewable sources of electricity outpace nuclear plants

WA WA SHINGTON HINGTON (AP ) — For the first time in decades, the United States got more electricity from renewable sources than nuclear power in March and April. More...

Posted 7/14/2017 08:47 AM

Appalachian Power seeks OK for 2 wind generation projects

CHARL ESTONTON ,W.V. More...

Posted 7/14/2017 08:47 AM

Environmentalists triumph as Senate upholds drilling rule

WASHI NGTON (AP) – Environmentalists notched a rare win in the Republican-led Senate on Wednesday as a GOP effort to reverse an Obama-era rule restricting harmful methane emissions unexpectedly failed. More...

Posted 6/1/2017 02:58 PM

PA Energy Association announces 2017 Safety Award winners

HARRISBURG, PA – The Energy Association of Pennsylvania has officially recognized nine companies for outstanding safety performance. Safety is of paramount importance to the Energy Association and its member companies. More...

Posted 6/1/2017 02:58 PM

Public Service Enterprise Group closing its two final New Jersey coal-fired power plants

HAMILTON TOWNSHI P, N.J. (AP) – The largest energy provider in New Jersey is set to close its final coal-fired power plants. More...

Posted 6/1/2017 02:58 PM

Three winners announced at Shale Gas Innovation contest

PITTSBURGH, PA (AP) – On May 9, 2017, at the Final’s Event for the Sixth Annual Shale Gas Innovation Contest, three Pennsylvania-based natural gas tech companies each walked away with a winner’s check for $20,000.  More...

Posted 6/1/2017 02:58 PM

Wolf’s new DEP secretary is in as health secretary to depart

HARRISBURG, PA (AP) – Gov. More...

Posted 6/1/2017 02:58 PM

West Virginia top court reverses ruling on gas royalties

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s highest court on Friday ruled that natural gas companies can deduct post- production costs from the royalties paid to landowners for mineral rights.  More...

Posted 6/1/2017 02:58 PM

West Virginia top court upholds company’s gas pooling

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s top court has ruled that approval of those holding royalty rights to Marcellus Shale natural gas isn’t required for pooling agreements when their leasing rights have been signed away.  More...

Posted 6/1/2017 02:58 PM

Westinghouse wants to sell land to Sunoco for pipeline

(AP) – Westinghouse Electric Co. is asking a bankruptcy judge to allow the speedy sale of a portion of property in Westmoreland County to a pipeline subsidiary of Sunoco Logistics Partners.  More...

Posted 5/12/2017 02:18 AM

Federal energy regulator says she won’t seek new term

WASHINGTON, DC (AP) – One of the two remaining members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission says she will not seek a second term, a move that could leave the five- member panel with a single commissioner and further hobble its ability to make More...

Posted 5/12/2017 02:18 AM

Noble Energy sells Marcellus natural gas assets

Houston (AP) – Noble Energy, Inc. recently signed a definitive agreement to divest all of its upstream assets in northern West Virginia and southern Pennsylvania to an undisclosed buyer for a total amount of $1.225 billion. More...

Posted 5/12/2017 02:18 AM

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