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Company to build small power plants in Marcellus region

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A Pennsylvania company is advancing plans to build a dozen small power plants in the Marcellus Shale region, producing electricity for the grid directly from nearby gas wells. IMG Midstream L.L.C. on Friday presented plans to the Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission in Wellsboro to build nine 20-megawatt power stations in Bradford, Tioga, Susquehanna, and Wyoming Counties. The ...

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Natural gas royalties open farm opportunities

The tractors at Weatherbury Farm are a little fancier than the old ones, and a $65,000 compost and manure spreader purchased last year puts down fertilizer evenly. The organic farm in Avella is doing pretty well these days. A big reason is thousands of dollars in monthly royalties from Range Resources Corp. to pull natural gas from beneath Weatherbury’s 100 ...

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Proposed 550-mile pipeline to take Marcellus, Utica gas to the Southeast

Richmond, Va.-based energy company Dominion has submitted a request asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to begin its environmental review of a proposed $4.5 billion to $5 billion, 550-mile natural gas pipeline. The Atlantic Coast Pipeline would bring 1.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica shale plays to North Carolina and Virginia. Four major U.S. ...

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Conference of geologists digs into formations in Cumberland Valley

There are stories beneath your feet in the Cumberland Valley. While the majestic mountains and limestone bedrock are millions of years old, the tales they tell are brand new, geologists said — and if you care about uncontaminated water, climate change or natural gas extraction, they’re also relevant. That’s why about 170 geologists descended on the Midstate Oct. 16 to ...

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Pipeline debate ramps up; Push made for hearings on plans

ANDOVER — Several local and regional forums have been scheduled to update residents on the Kinder Morgan pipeline, which as proposed would run through about 6 miles of Andover’s conservation land and open space. The pipeline, which would be built by Tennessee Gas to bring fracked natural gas from energy fields in Pennsylvania to New England, has met with opposition ...

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National Fuel Gas price falls nearly 9 percent

Just in time for winter weather, customers of National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. will be paying lower prices. The utility announced Friday a quarterly rate adjustment, which takes effect today, that will lower the delivered price of natural gas by 8.96 percent. The new delivered price — $8.06 per thousand cubic feet — is the lowest in 12 years. The ...

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Air near fracking sites carries cancer risk, study finds

ALBANY — Tests of air around homes near natural gas drilling wells and other production equipment in five state found potentially carcinogenic levels of chemicals, according to a study that involved a researcher from the University at Albany. Published Thursday in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health, the study examined air pollution around gas production sites in Pennsylvania, which has been ...

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McConnellsburg company seeks to tap into shale boom

Natural Gas well in the Horn River Basin gas play of Northeastern British Columbia

MCCONNELLSBURG — Fulton Precision Industries is looking to tap more deeply into the natural gas drilling industry. The McConnellsburg machine shop makes metal components for other manufacturers, including parts used in drilling equipment. Alan Walker, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, toured the plant and met with company officials on Monday. Company President Walter Barmont and ...

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The Boom: How Penn State students are being educated about fracking

As universities begin to adjust their academic courses to cater to the growing oil and gas industry, Penn State is taking a different approach by adding the best-selling book “The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World” to its Penn State Reads program, a collaborative initiative for first-year students. The incoming 2015 Penn State class ...

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