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In Northeast Pa., gas and power march together

Eight years ago, Jim Adams closely followed plans to upgrade liquefied natural gas terminals, searching for a source of imported gas that would fuel his company’s power plants. “Was it coming from Nigeria? Where was it going to come from?” he said. “Then the world changed.” Enormous gas production driven by horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale ...

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Rally in Franklin decries pipeline, compressor plan

FRANKLIN – Jane Couch, who lives about a mile from a proposed compressor station that would be constructed on Franklin Mountain, said she is worried about the toxic pollutants that would be emitted from the natural gas pumping facility. “I have a lung disease and I am downwind from here,” she said Thursday. Jane Hebbard, whose home is also close ...

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Morgan Stanley benefits from Eureka Hunter sale

Earlier this week, Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. shared it will be selling its interests in its Eureka Hunter pipeline system to help battle the industry’s downward spiral. Well, Magnum Hunter isn’t the only company that will be benefiting from the sale. Magnum Hunter’s partner Morgan Stanley, who owns 53 percent of the pipeline system, will also see some impact come ...

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Penn. wind power is helping D.C. with carbon emissions

To help lower its carbon footprint, Washington D.C. is taking power from Pennsylvania in the form of wind. The District of Columbia has cut a deal with the Iberdrola Renewables, a Spanish company, for wind power from Iberdrola’s South Chestnut Wind Power Project located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. The power will be generated by the projects 23 wind turbines. According ...

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No noise limits in new regulations

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has shared that the new proposed drilling regulations won’t be including a few specific things. The final drafts of the Chapter 78 and 78a drilling regulations, which regulate environmental standards for conventional and unconventional surface drilling for oil and gas well site, have officially been released by the DEP. However, the new draft ...

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