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Lawmakers consider breaks for oil, gas in tax bills

As lawmakers hash out differences between the tax bills in front of Congress, they must decide whether to keep a proposed tax break for oil and gas investors — and just how big the reduction should be. Both the House and Senate versions cut the tax rate for owners of oil and gas companies that [...]

Cabot Oil and Gas to pay $99,000 for air quality violations in Susquehanna County

Cabot Oil and Gas Corp. will pay $99,000 as part of an agreement with the state environmental protection department, which found air quality violations at natural gas well sites in Susquehanna County. The DEP also said that for 20 wells, Cabot didn’t submit reports that are used to figure out whether the wells would be [...]

Well pad fire in Somerset County prompts evacuation of nearby residents

Some Somerset County residents were evacuated Thursday morning after firefighters responded to a fire on a natural gas well pad. There were no injuries. Flames and odors of gas were first reported to authorities shortly before 9 a.m., according to a Somerset County 911 incident report. The Tribune Review cited emergency dispatchers who said several [...]

Natural gas plant proposed for coal-rich Greene County

A New York company is planning to build a natural gas plant in Pennsylvania’s biggest coal county. Hilltop Energy Center LLC, a Huntington Bay, N.Y.-based company, is proposing to build a 600-megawatt natural gas power plant in Cumberland Township, Greene County.

Big power plant ignites political fight in small Pennsylvania town

A wave of new gas-fired power plants is hitting the nation, with uncertain implications for the climate. The local consequences can be just as thorny. JESSUP—The biggest new natural-gas power plant in a state awash with them is taking shape on a mountain ridge overlooking the community it cleaved apart. First came questions about pollution [...]

NJ officials say they need more information on PennEast pipeline project

New Jersey officials underlined their concerns about the controversial PennEast natural gas pipeline project in a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission highlighting several areas where the pipeline’s builders have yet to submit information needed to obtain permits. Bob Martin, Commissioner of New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection, told FERC on Thursday that the [...]

PJM says more natural gas power generation would not hurt reliability

The reliability of electric power supply in the U.S. northeast and mid-Atlantic states would not be hurt if generators burned more natural gas and renewables or if the recent decline in coal and nuclear generation continues, the operator of the nation’s biggest electric grid said on Thursday. PJM Interconnection, which operates the grid serving some [...]

Friends and foes of Constitution Pipeline await appeals court ruling

Nine months after heavily armed federal marshals patrolled a tree-cutting operation for the proposed Constitution Pipeline on a northeast Pennsylvania maple tree farm, the pipeline’s builders and its critics are awaiting a court ruling that may determine whether the project can proceed. The Williams Companies is appealing a decision by New York State that denied [...]

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