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03.01.17

Marcellus Shale exports from Philly jump in 2016

The number of ships exporting Marcellus Shale natural-gas liquids out of Philadelphia's port quintupled in 2016, according to the Maritime Exchange, reflecting an increased flow of propane and other materials through Sunoco Logistics Partners' Marcus Hook terminal.
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02.21.17

State lawmakers question drilling tax, wage hike as budget hearings begin

Three weeks of state budget hearings kicked off Tuesday with legislators scrutinizing Gov. Tom Wolf's proposals to enact a new tax on natural gas drilling and raise the minimum wage.
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02.20.17

In five years, impact fee pumped $1B into drilling host communities

In the last five years, officials in bucolic Auburn Twp. used natural gas money to replace all the township's public works trucks with brand new ones.
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02.11.17

Uptick in 'downstream' energy job openings provides hope that Western Pennsylvania's employment is improving

Despite a two-year downturn in the oil and gas industry, "downstream" opportunities such as power plants and pipelines are feeding a growing sense that the employment outlook in Western Pennsylvania is improving.
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02.08.17

Proposed $32.3B state budget includes severance tax, state police coverage fees

Facing a stubborn deficit, Gov. Tom Wolf proposed a state budget Tuesday that seeks to erase red ink by shrinking state government and closing tax loopholes while modestly increasing state support for public education.
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02.07.17

Wolf proposes a familiar shale gas tax and gets a familiarly cold response

Gov. Tom Wolf is again trying to raise revenue for the state budget by proposing a tax on shale gas production identical to the one he pitched and eventually dropped from budget negotiations last year.
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02.01.17

Commentary: Commonsense energy policies will move Pa. forward

With the election season behind us, voters across the spectrum are looking for action and results, especially with a focus on policies that spur job creation and economic activity.
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01.26.17

Harrisburg revs up for natural gas severance tax fight

Lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf are eyeing a new tax on Pennsylvania's shale gas industry as one way to address a $600 million-and-growing revenue shortfall--although any such proposal faces strong lobbying interests.
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01.24.17

Natural gas is driving manufacturing's revival in Pa.

A Jan. 15 column ("Put Methane in its Place, Not the Atmosphere" by Brian O'Neill) calls for more unnecessary regulations that would increase costs, stunt Pennsylvania's job growth and thwart any manufacturing renaissance while producing no real benefits.
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11.04.16

Nationwide US fracking ban would cause gas price to spike: study

A nationwide US ban on hydraulic fracturing would have a devastating effect on the natural gas industry and the country's economy as a whole, causing prices to spike to $12/MMBtu and resulting in the loss of 14.8 million US jobs by 2022, according to a report released Friday by an arm of the US Chamber of Commerce.
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11.04.16

Pre-election report says any fracking ban would hurt jobs

Any federal ban on fracking for oil and natural gas would cause fuel prices to surge, leading to job losses, higher electricity and gasoline costs and an increased cost of living, especially in top gas-producing states like Pennsylvania, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said in a report issued on Friday.
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09.23.16

Report examines energy boom's impact in Pennsylvania

A report released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce paints a picture of what Pennsylvania would look like without the Marcellus Shale boom.
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09.13.16

Marcellus Shale Impact Fees Invested in Community Improvements

Counties investing drilling dollars into long-term projects
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09.05.16

Gas pipelines represent prosperity

The Marcellus Shale is bringing good jobs and cleaner air to Pennsylvania
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08.31.16

Building pipelines is the key to ensuring Pa's energy future

Pennsylvania's economy continues to face headwinds.
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