Energy. Environment. Economy.

Drill Bits: UGI Drops Its Rates Again, Blair Moves Toward Impact Fee

A Western Pennsylvania pipeline project could create 100 jobs.

UGI is lowering its monthly heating rates again, due to low natural gas prices.

Nationwide gas extraction totals (excluding Alaska) dropped by .2 percent in December, even though Marcellus Shale activity was up.

Blair County’s commissioners are moving toward adopting an impact fee, and estimate the levy could generate $64,000 for county government.

The EPA has problems with Pennsylvania’s latest proposal to address Chesapeake Bay runoff and pollution. The federal agency argues Pennsylvania’s plan doesn’t do enough to augment stormwater runoff.


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