2016-06-10

Company: No contamination found from pipeline explosion



GREENSBURG, Pa (AP) – Spectra Energy says third-party soil and water tests have turned up no contamination from a massive natural gas pipeline explosion in western Pennsylvania last month. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the company earlier said that tests ruled out contamination to soil and surface water from the April 29 blast in Salem Township, 30 miles east of […]

Vantage Energy’s Qualified Bid of $339.5 Million Announced as Winner for Pennsylvania Land Resources’ Natural Gas Assets



Bristol, Va., (PRNewswire ) – Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. announced that Vantage Energy Appalachia II, LLC was named the successful bidder for certain oil and natural gas assets (collectively the “PLR Assets”) in Southwest Pennsylvania owned by its subsidiary, Pennsylvania Land Resources, LLC. Vantage’s winning cash bid of $339.5 million far exceeded the previously announced stalking horse bid of $200 […]

Two natural gas power plants planned in Cambria County



CRESSON , PA – Two Marcellus gas- fired electric power plants are on their way to being constructed in Cambria County. According to Greg Cammerata, president of KeyTex Energy, the Greensburg-based energy company has engaged in consulting with county officials and the public to prequalify a location for another energy company to build the plant. Before the plant can be […]

Pipeline developers appeal New York permit rejection



ALBAN Y, N.Y. (AP) – Constitution Pipeline Company has appealed New York’s denial of a critical permit and asked a federal court to take away the state’s permitting authority for the project. The state Department of Environmental Conservation last month denied a water quality permit for the 124-mile pipeline from Pennsylvania’s shale fields to eastern New York. The Federal Energy […]

New York senators continue to question pipeline expansion



ALBAN Y, N.Y. (AP) – New York’s U.S. senators are urging the federal government to halt the expansion of a gas pipeline project that runs beside a nuclear power plant. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand want the Algonquin pipeline project halted until independent health and safety reviews are completed. The two Democrats say the project poses a threat to […]

OPEC states fail to reach deal on limiting production




VIENNA – OPEC countries failed Thursday to agree on measures to influence crude supplies and prices — a missed opportunity to show the resolve that for decades let them set how much consumers and industries worldwide would pay for gas, heating and related necessities. At the same time, OPEC officials argued that the cartel was alive and well, scoffing at […]

Williams sues to maintain sale to Energy Transfer Equity



DALLAS (AP) – Williams Cos. has gone to court to pressure rival pipeline company Energy Transfer Equity to go through with the planned $32.6 billion purchase of Williams. In a lawsuit filed in state court in Delaware, Williams suggested that Energy Transfer is trying to get out of the deal. Energy Transfer’s spokeswoman did not immediately return phone and email […]

Obama Administration finalizes safeguards for methane pollution



Washington, DC – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized standards for methane pollution from new and modified sources in the oil and gas sector. These safeguards are the first-ever national standards for methane pollution, a greenhouse gas that is 87 times more potent than carbon dioxide in the near term. Last month, the EPA released its Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report, […]

Identified Technologies selected as a Top 10 Vendors to Watch in Big Data Solutions 2016



Pittsburgh, PA – Identified Technologies, today announced it has been selected as a Top 10 Vendor to Watch in Big Data Solutions 2016 by Energy CIO Insights. Identified Technologies’ specialties in aerial mapping drone applications and land surveying capabilities led to the company being selected. It has aerial maps with sub- centimeter accuracy and it can capture 200 times faster […]

Carbondale Twp. Mine Fire Reclamation Project Ahead Of Schedule



CARBONDALE TWP. – A multimillion- dollar project to extinguish long-burning underground fires is ahead of schedule, according to the contractor dousing them. Excavation crews with Central Pennsylvania-based Earthmovers Unlimited Inc. are moving 200,000 to 250,000 cubic yards of earth, enough to fill about 80 Olympic-sized swimming pools each month, making their way toward burning coal seams, said company President John […]