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05.05.16

Pa. small businesses benefit from energy sector

Recent news stories across Pennsylvania have described the economic pain felt by small businesses in natural gas-producing counties.
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05.05.16

BRIEF: Fracking now accounts for two-thirds of nation's natural gas

Hydraulically fractured wells now produce about two-thirds of the nation's natural gas output, up from less than 7 percent in 2000, according to an analysis released Thursday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
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05.03.16

Analysis says Wolf's proposed severance tax rate is among nation's highest

A new analysis by the state's Independent Fiscal Office ranks Pennsylvania's proposed effective shale gas tax rate the highest among other large producers and neighboring states.
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05.03.16

Analysis says Wolf's proposed severance tax rate is among nation's highest

A new analysis by the state's Independent Fiscal Office ranks Pennsylvania's proposed effective shale gas tax rate the highest among other large producers and neighboring states.
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05.02.16

Gas tax opponent

Editor: The Times-Tribune's recent editorial ("State misses gas boom, absorbs bust," April 23) calling for a severance tax on natural gas fails to take into consideration the economic realities facing the industry.
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04.30.16

Feds approve five-county natural gas pipeline to serve new power plant in Shamokin Dam

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a $178 million natural gas pipeline project through five central Pennsylvania counties that will primarily serve a power plant under construction in Shamokin Dam.
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04.27.16

Pennsylvania Governor's Severance Tax Proposal Could Set Highest Rate in Nation

Pennsylvania's Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) said this month that Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's latest proposal to enact a 6.5% severance tax on natural gas production would give the state the highest effective rate in the country.
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04.24.16

A new drill for Pa: Fewer gas rigs operate, and local economies suffer

Gus Trejo, a career oil-and-gas driller from South Texas, moved his family to Pennsylvania in 2010, betting that the emerging Marcellus Shale gas industry would provide long-term security.
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04.17.16

A majority support Pa.'s well-regulated gas industry

While John Hanger ("Our Self-Destructive Gas Industry," April 10 Forum) is correct that greater natural gas production and use is delivering energy savings, good-paying jobs and cleaner air for all Pennsylvanians, many of his claims are wildly out of touch with reality and the facts.
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04.17.16

Fracking And Natural Gas Have Cut Pennsylvania's CO2 Emissions 30%

Thanks to the mighty Marcellus shale play, Pennsylvania's natural gas production has boomed nearly 30-fold since 2005.
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04.17.16

Consol Energy CEO predicts 2 ethane cracker plants for region

The global crash in oil prices and resulting squeeze in financing available to energy companies have raised questions about whether two companies will build ethane cracker plants in the Marcellus and Utica shale regions.
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04.15.16

Hamilton Twp. natural gas station to expand

Neighbors to the Dominion Transmission gas compression station in Hamilton Township can expect a slightly louder background noise and a few more air emissions when the station expands.
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04.06.16

Sen. Haywood's ideas for new taxes are not needed at this time

I read the recent op-ed by Sen. Art Haywood (Our Legislature is bankrupting Pennsylvania).
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03.30.16

Wolf's tax proposal will hurt oil, gas industry

I wanted to express my disappointment with Gov. Wolf's severance tax proposal.
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03.29.16

Compressed natural gas filling station planned for Saint Clair

Schuylkill Transportation System is getting its own compressed natural gas filling station.
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