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Pa. gas industry report shows production, inspections increased in 2021

The Department of Environmental Protection’s most recent annual report shows that the pace of new drilling slowed in recent years, but the combination of old and new wells enabled companies to extract a record amount of gas.

By Rachel McDevitt

Gas stoves can hurt indoor air quality, consumer advocates say

Gas stoves can leak pollutants even when turned off, creating a health hazard and sending more greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere.

By Rachel McDevitt

Pa. natural gas prices rise as production falls, report says

The average price of Pennsylvania gas reached $6.89 per million British thermal units in the third quarter of 2022.

By Rachel McDevitt

DEP says leaks, spill damage continue at storage site where gas leaked for weeks 

The DEP said the November leak allowed the release of 1.29 billion cubic feet of natural gas, which contains the potent greenhouse gas methane. 

By Reid Frazier

Plea hearing scheduled in ‘Gasland’ drilling pollution case in Dimock

Dimock drew national notoriety after people were filmed lighting their tap water on fire in the Emmy Award-winning 2010 documentary.

By The Associated Press

Natural gas leak in western Pa., thought to have been stopped, is leaking again

The company reported “a preliminary, conservative estimate” that the well was losing 100 million cubic feet a day.

By Reid Frazier

CNX fined $200K for natural gas-related spills in Greene County

CNX delayed reporting and cleanup, the Department of Environmental Protection said.

By Reid Frazier

Natural gas leak in western Pa. stopped after 11 days

Methane, the main component of natural gas, is a highly potent greenhouse gas, 80 times more powerful than carbon dioxide over short time periods.

By Reid Frazier

Tom Wolf signs $2 billion tax package that encourages natural gas production in Pa.

Despite the size of the package, lawmakers introduced and passed the bill in just a few hours with no public hearings.
By Stephen Caruso/SpotlightPA

Updated: October 27, 2022 | 3:16 pm

Pa.’s natural gas industry set to get billions in state tax credits

Environmental groups criticize the tax credits because they would heavily subsidize natural gas production, a process that emits the potent greenhouse gas methane.

By Sam Dunklau