09-27-2018 Exelon Appoints Laurie Brlas to Board of Directors
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09-27-2018 Dinniman: Efforts Underway in Harrisburg to Silence Pipeline Critics
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09-27-2018 Gas accidentally released from EQT well; gas levels at safe level
Gas released from an EQT well pad Wednesday afternoon did not require an  evacuation, according to North Strabane Township Fire Department.  A message on the township’s Facebook page indicated the unexpected gas  release occurred off Munce Road.  The state Department of Environmental Protection and local emergency...  - Washington Observer-Reporter

09-27-2018 Activists call on Berks lawmakers to stay on top of pipeline construction issues
David Anspach has become adept at navigating through environmental reports,  water quality tests and pipeline construction regulations since becoming  ill last year from contaminated water at his Caernarvon Township home, an  illness he blames on the horizontal directional drilling project near his...  - Reading Eagle

09-27-2018 Transource power line project would cost Pa. people $350M, expert says
HARRISBURG -- Pennsylvania consumers would see higher electric bills if the  Transource power transmission project is built, according to a former  senior attorney with the Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Affairs.  Scott J. Rubin, an expert on utilities from Bloomsburg, was one of three...  - Chambersburg Public Opinion

09-27-2018 Pickett Announces $850,000 Grant for Pipeline Extension
As a way to further develop a market for natural gas drilled in the  Marcellus Shale along the Northern Tier, Rep. Tina Pickett recently  announced a state grant worth $850,000 has been awarded to Valley Energy,  Inc. to extend a pipeline to the East Athens area of Athens Township. The...  - Wyalusing Rocket-Courier

09-27-2018 Cheaper Battery Is Unveiled as a Step to a Carbon-Free Grid
Lithium-ion batteries have become essential for powering electric cars and  storing energy generated by solar panels and wind turbines. But their  drawbacks are also by now familiar: They use scarce minerals, are  vulnerable to fires and explosions, and are pricey....  - New York Times

09-27-2018 Utilities Helped Puerto Rico Fix Its Power Grid. Now They Face Hefty Tax Bills.
When nearly the entire power grid of Puerto Rico was knocked out by a pair  of ferocious hurricanes last year, utility companies from across the United  States sent crews and equipment to help.  It was a power emergency on a scale rarely seen before, and companies spent...  - New York Times

09-26-2018 PUC Highlights Statewide Broadband Mapping Project; Joins Center for Rural...
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09-26-2018 General Assembly advances bills on conventional drilling, pipeline vandalism
HARRISBURG — A state Senate committee pushed ahead with a bill to ease  rules on the state’s traditional oil and gas drilling industry on  Tuesday, despite continued opposition from Gov. Tom Wolf and the  state’s environmental regulatory agency.  HB2154 is meant to establish separate standards for conventional...  - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

09-26-2018 #UtilityCareers initiative aims to draw attention to utility-sector jobs in Pa.
Officials from the state’s Public Utility Commission want skilled  young adults seeking jobs to know there is plenty of work in the utility  industry.  “There are numerous utility career opportunities all around us —  offering good wages, growth opportunities and the chance to make a...  - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

09-26-2018 A pipeline construction moratorium would make Pa. less safe | Opinion
A pipeline incident that occurred in Beaver County recently is bringing  increased attention to the issue of pipeline safety.  Many residents are concerned about the pipelines that pass by their homes,  schools, and places of business. Some are even going a step further and...  - Penn Live, Patriot-News

09-25-2018 Snyder, Phillips-Hill convene meeting of Broadband Caucus
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09-25-2018 PUC Launches Enhanced #UtilityCareers Campaign; Joins State Agencies and...
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09-25-2018 Duquesne Light Company Submits Settlement in Distribution Rate Review
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09-25-2018 Broadband Caucus - PA PUC Assistant Legal Counsel

09-25-2018 Broadband Caucus - PA PUC Office of the Chairman

09-25-2018 Broadband Caucus - PA PUC Vice Chairman

09-25-2018 Broadband Caucus - PA PUC Commissioner

09-25-2018 Broadband Caucus - PA PUC Counsel

09-25-2018 Pipeline training course opens door to new careers
Ed Graff knew he didn't want to go back into retail sales after leaving his  job to take care of his aging parents.  At 59 and facing the prospect of a new career, you might think Graff would  be nervous about his prospects, but after graduating from the Natural Gas...  - Milford Pike County Courier

09-25-2018 The future of 5G mobile data could hinge on a battle over utility pole fees
Mobile carriers such as AT&T and Verizon are in a race to build brand-new  data networks that can deliver ultrafast downloads and support a fresh  generation of smart, Internet-connected devices.  But a battle is brewing over how much the companies should pay for access...  - Washington Post

09-24-2018 UGI monitors Valley natural gas lines for anomalies 24 hours a day
UGI Utilities has an around-the-clock team ready to respond to any customer  complaint about a potential leak.  Company spokesman Joe Swope said UGI received a few calls of concern from  customers following the Sept. 13 gas explosions that killed one person and...  - Sunbury Daily Item

09-24-2018 If California wants to go carbon-free, it needs to end its nuclear moratorium
A new state law signed this month, SB100, requires all of California’s  electricity to come from zero-carbon sources by 2045. Many news reports  advertised the law as a mandate for renewable energy, but lawmakers in  Sacramento quietly acknowledged that the state may need more than wind...  - Los Angeles Times

09-24-2018 How Pa. leaders can help prevent another major gas pipeline explosion | Opinion
Residents of Ivy Lane in Center Township in Beaver County, Pa., awoke on  Sept. 10 to a deafening boom and fireball that lit up the dawn sky.  ANDREW WILLIAMS HEADSHOT ART.jpgAndrew Williams (Environmental Defense Fund  photo)  A natural gas pipeline owned by Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) - the Sunoco...  - Penn Live, Patriot-News

09-23-2018 Industry goes after methane
On energy issues, the Trump administration has established a pattern of  contradicting the marketplace.  It has proposed subsidies to prop up the coal and nuclear power industries  even as abundant natural gas continues to displace those fuels in the  marketplace, and as the price of power from renewable sources including...  - Scranton Times

09-21-2018 PUC Launches Enhanced #UtilityCareers Campaign; Chairman Brown Joins State...
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09-21-2018 Philadelphia Gas Works Seeks Approval for P3 Project to Unlock LNG Revenue...
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09-21-2018 Phila. Gas Works proposes LNG venture with a private partner
After years of fits and starts, Philadelphia Gas Works is moving forward  yet again to get a liquefied gas facility off the ground.  PGW announced Thursday that it has signed a deal with a private partner to  build a new LNG facility at its Passyunk Plant. LNG is a liquid form of...  - Philadelphia Inquirer

09-21-2018 Reveal gas lines
As the natural gas business has matured in Pennsylvania, developing  pipelines to get the gas to market has become the most controversial part  of the enterprise. Multiple lawsuits have been filed in state and federal  courts and some industry patrons in the Legislature have introduced a bill...  - Scranton Times

09-21-2018 Natural gas industry consumer, business numbers impressive
The natural gas industry is an easy whipping boy for a wide variety of  opponents who have varying beliefs that put them in conflict with the  industry.  And to the extent that the opposition holds the natural gas industry’s  feet to the fire regarding environmental issues related to the production...  - Williamsport Sun-Gazette

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