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.
Month: April 2016
Over the past year and a half, Pennsylvania’s fiscal landscape has been marred by protracted budget battles, repeated credit downgrades and the threat of multi-billion dollar tax increases.
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.
A new report by the state Independent Fiscal Office sheds light on the economic impact of increasing the minimum wage in Pennsylvania.
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.
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.
Thanks to the mighty Marcellus shale play, Pennsylvania’s natural gas production has boomed nearly 30-fold since 2005.
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.
Filing season highlights discrepancies and policy implications from around the country
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.