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 03:58 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 03:58 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 03:58 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 03:58 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 03:58 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 03:58 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 03:58 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 03:18 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 03:18 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 03:18 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 03:18 AM

Ohio sees big increase in 2016 natural gas production

COLUMBUS , Oh (AP) – Ohio has overtaken West Virginia to become the nation’s sixth-largest natural gas producer, according to a new report by the Energy Information Administration. More...

Posted 5/12/2017 03:18 AM

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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...

Posted 3/23/2017 06:05 PM

Class action lawsuit against Rex Energy continues

PITTSBURGH ITTSBURGH , Pa – A panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court unanimously overturned a trial court’s refusal to certify a class action brought by landowners against Rex Energy Corporation on January 17, 2017. More...

Posted 3/23/2017 06:05 PM

Statewide solar energy development planning begins with first meeting

Harrisburg, PA – State and local government leaders, consumer advocates, utility and business leaders, academics, solar industry experts, and others interested in solar energy attended the first stakeholders meeting on Pennsylvania solar energy More...

Posted 3/23/2017 06:05 PM

Opportunity to earn contract with SE DA-COG Natural Gas Cooperative

Lewisburg , PA – The SEDA-COG Natural Gas Cooperative Inc. has an exciting opportunity for companies in Pennsylvania and beyond to assist in preparing the cooperative’s business plan and market analysis. More...

Posted 1/12/2017 02:25 PM

Sunoco pipeline gets another court victory in property fight

HARRISBURG, PA (AP) – Pennsylvania’s highest court won’t hear an appeal by three central Pennsylvania families trying to prevent an energy company from taking their property for its natural gas pipeline across southern Pennsylvania. More...

Posted 1/12/2017 02:25 PM

Duke Energy plans $152M upgrade of Ohio River power station

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Posted 1/12/2017 02:25 PM

Norwegian-based company wins NY offshore wind auction

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A Norwegian- based energy company is the provisional winner of an auction to develop a massive wind project between New York and New Jersey.  More...

Posted 1/12/2017 02:25 PM

Anadarko sells north-central Pennsylvania assets

HOUSTON, Texas – Anadarko Petroleum Corporation has agreed to sell a number of shale gas assets to Alta Marcellus Development, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Houston-based Alta Resources Development, LLC, for approximately $1.24 billion.&nbs More...

Posted 1/12/2017 02:25 PM

Energy Transfer Partners enters private placement agreement of $568 million with Energy Transfer Equity

DALLAS,Texas (AP) – Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. has entered into a definitive agreement with Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. in connection with a private placement of common units representing limited partner interests in ETP. More...

Posted 1/12/2017 02:25 PM

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Two off-grid solar systems deployed using new battery technology

NEW CASTLE, PA – Two remote solar powered off-grid applications are being deployed into the field with Mountain View Solar in Berkely Spring, W.Va. More...

Posted 12/15/2016 02:07 PM

Legislators consider pipeline safety procedures and gaps

Harrisburg, PA (AP) – Pennsylvania legislators heard assurances from pipeline companies and fears from residents of communities in the path of new pipelines during a hearing in Harrisburg on Wednesday about the safety of infrastructure carrying natur More...

Posted 12/15/2016 02:07 PM

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 03:58 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 03:58 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 03:58 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 03:58 PM

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

HARRISBURG, PA (AP) – Gov. More...

Posted 6/1/2017 03:58 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 03:58 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 03:58 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 03:18 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 03:18 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 03:18 AM

New York nixes natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania

ALBANY, NY (AP) – State environmental regulators have blocked development of a second major pipeline that would have carried natural gas from Pennsylvania’s shale fields to New York and other markets. More...

Posted 5/12/2017 03:18 AM

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...

Posted 3/23/2017 06:05 PM

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...

Posted 3/23/2017 06:05 PM

Driller’s groundwater pollution draws $1.2M fine

HARRISBURG HARRISBURG , PA (AP) — A Tulsa, Oklahoma-based oil and natural gas exploration company is paying $1.2 million for polluting groundwater supplying five households in southwestern Pennsylvania in 2012.  More...

Posted 3/23/2017 06:05 PM

New coal mine to bring 70 jobs or more to Pennsylvania

BOSWELL , Pa (AP) — Officials say a new coal mine in western Pennsylvania will be bringing 70 jobs or more to the area later this year.  Corsa Coal Corp. More...

Posted 3/23/2017 06:05 PM

Ohio drillers say 6 shale counties saw $43M tax bump

Columbus, Ohio (AP) – Oil-and-gas drillers in Ohio have paid $43 million in property taxes to local governments and schools in six shale counties since 2011, according to a report released Thursday.  More...

Posted 3/23/2017 06:05 PM

Mon Power issues requests for proposals

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) – Mon Power, a FirstEnergy Corp. subsidiary, issued two requests for proposals (RFP).  More...

Posted 1/12/2017 02:25 PM

County approves plan for pipeline compressor station

BUCKINGHAM, Va. (AP) – The governing board of a central Virginia county has granted approval for the construction of a natural gas compressor station along the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.  More...

Posted 1/12/2017 02:25 PM

Burlington Electric to buy power from Maine wind farm

BURLINGTON,Vt. (AP) – The municipal utility in Vermont’s largest city says it’s going to be buying renewable electricity from a new wind farm in the state of Maine.  More...

Posted 1/12/2017 02:25 PM

Wind power enjoys rebirth as solar’s obstacles mount

(AP) – A year after Congress extended generous tax credits for renewable energy projects, the U.S. wind industry is thriving. Solar power companies, meanwhile, are hunkering down for a rough 2017.  More...

Posted 1/12/2017 02:25 PM

New distributors added to J&J Truck Bodies and Trailers network

Somerset, PA – J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers, a leading manufacturer of dump bodies, trailers and custom transportation solutions, recently added Kahn Truck Equipment and Stainless & Repair to its dealer network. More...

Posted 1/12/2017 02:25 PM

NGL Energy Partners LP acquires certain assets from Murphy Energy Corp.

TULSA, Okla (AP) – NGL Energy Partners LP has closed on the previously announced acquisition of certain assets of Murphy Energy Corporation. More...

Posted 1/12/2017 02:25 PM

Do-over needed on Pinelands pipeline plan

PEMBERTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court says a hotly contested plan for a natural gas pipeline through the ecologically sensitive Pinelands region needs a do-over.  More...

Posted 12/15/2016 02:07 PM

Federal government blocks Dakota Access oil pipeline route

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. More...

Posted 12/15/2016 02:07 PM

PUC approves improvements to UGI natural gas billing, distribution

HARRISBURG, PA – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) approved plans submitted by UGI Utilities, Inc. – Electric Division (UGI Electric) and UGI Penn Natural Gas, Inc. More...

Posted 12/15/2016 02:07 PM

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