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Problematic gas plant shut down again

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BEAUMONT — For the fourth time this year, the Chapin Dehydration Station was cut off from receiving natural gas Monday night and emergency crews were called to the scene. An enclosed flare used to evaporate moisture inside the gas processing plant, which is across state Route 309 from the Beaumont Inn, snuffed out around 11:30 p.m. Monday, according to state ...

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Pennsylvania Natural Gas Emissions Down, Report Shows


By: John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media This week, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection released its natural gas emissions inventory for data collected in 2012. This is the second annual report measuring air emissions, and the findings showed that Marcellus shale emissions from Pennsylvania decreased sharply. Data was collected from 56 different operators running 8800 natural gas wells and 70 ...

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Discord runs deep on new drilling rules

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Four members of the Department of Environmental Protection presided over a divided house Wednesday night at Washington & Jefferson College. Every five minutes, either the left side of the room or the right would break into applause at the first southwestern Pennsylvania public hearing of the agency’s proposed new oil and gas regulations. Citizens who felt the regulations don’t go ...

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