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Pennsylvania’s gas utilities adjust for warm weather curveball

Balmy temperatures have thrown a wrench into the plans of gas utilities that base their business on expectations of normal weather patterns: They have pools of natural gas ready to go for a cold winter, then re-fill their inventories during the hot summer. By one utility’s calculations, the average Pittsburgh-area customer this December has used 32 percent less gas than ...

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Pipeline review to be co-led by NY environmental agency

ALBANY, N.Y. — Oversight of a new oil pipeline between the Port of Albany and New Jersey refineries will be led jointly by New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation and Thruway Authority, the agencies announced Monday. The announcement followed weeks of letters and resolutions from local officials and environmental groups opposing the Thruway Authority’s request for sole lead agency status. In ...

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Natural gas service expansion to give customers power option

Natural gas service expansion to give customers power option

HERNANDO, Miss. — Officials say an expansion of a natural gas service will bring the power option to customers living in five northern Mississippi counties where it wasn’t previously available. The Commercial Appeal reports Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley made the announcement Wednesday along with Atmos Energy and other officials. Counties where service will expand include DeSoto, Clay, Lee, Monroe and ...

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Funds to help Centre County residents with heating needs

BELLEFONTE — Residents in need of housing assistance got a boost Tuesday when county commissioners acknowledged a conditional award of $15,000 toward the Centre County PHARE Heating Assistance and Support Program. These funds will join the $35,000 housing trust funds generated by deed and mortgage transactions through the Recorder of Deeds Office, said county senior planner Linda Marshall, bringing a ...

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Heating stove project underway on Standing Rock

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BISMARCK, N.D. — A pilot project is underway to outfit homes on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation with heating stoves in the hopes of eventually ending residents’ reliance on propane, which can spike in price during the winter months. The Sioux tribe also stocked up on cheaper propane over the summer to head off a crisis like the one last ...

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Home heating costs projecting low this winter

There’s good news on the home heating front. Heating costs are expected to be significantly lower this winter, especially for anyone who relies on home heating oil, according to forecasts by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Oil customers can expect to pay 15 percent less to heat their homes this winter than last winter, and 24 percent less if the ...

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Alcorn County expands access to natural gas

Lena Mitchell | Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (Tulepo, Miss.) CORINTH — Scores of households throughout Alcorn County may see lower heating bills next winter if they hook up to the natural gas lines that are being extended in various areas of the county. Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced in a Monday news conference that the PSC last week approved ...

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Divers stop oil leaking from sunken World War II ship, but threat still looms

Jonathan Black | The News & Observer RALEIGH, N.C. The W.E. Hutton is one of hundreds of wrecks off the North Carolina coast, known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic, where treacherous currents, shifting sands and strong storms have feasted on ships for centuries. Earlier this month, the Coast Guard received a call from a fishing boat reporting a small amount ...

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Sewickley Township man got food stamps, $206K in gas well royalties, investigators say

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Bob Stiles | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review A Sewickley Township man didn’t mention $206,346.29 he collected in natural gas royalties in 2013 when he applied for public assistance, including help with his heating bill, with the state welfare department last year, investigators said. Now John J. Basista, 50, has been charged with welfare fraud in what may be the first case of ...

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Black Hills explains bill hike, rejects commissioner’s claims

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By Dennis Darrow | The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. This winter, it was home heating costs. Now, it’s air conditioning. The higher price of natural gas is fueling a rise in utility bills into summer. Black Hills Energy expects customers’ monthly bills to run about 11 percent higher between July and September. The utility uses natural gas to fuel its new ...

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