Sunoco drops petitions for pipeline zoning exemptions

Power Source By Andrew Maykuth / The Philadelphia Inquirer Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. is withdrawing requests to override local zoning ordinances for its Mariner East pipeline project, tidying up a legal mess it created over the controversial Pennsylvania pipeline. The Philadelphia pipeline company on Thursday asked the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to withdraw the last […]

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The irony of Wolf’s extraction tax

Trib Live By Charles Breene Gov. Tom Wolf has said he will use proceeds from a new natural gas extraction tax to pay for education, infrastructure and to alleviate a budget shortfall. The great irony is that Wolf’s new tax targets the very sector of the economy that has fueled a renaissance in manufacturing, economic […]

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Sunoco Logistics announces second, bigger natural gas liquids pipeline

By Katie Colaneri Philadelphia-based Sunoco Logistics has announced a new $2.5 billion pipeline project to move natural gas liquids across the state. “Mariner East 2” would start in Ohio, bringing ethane and propane through West Virginia and western Pennsylvania to an industrial complex on the Delaware River. The 350-mile pipeline would run parallel to its predecessor, […]

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FirstEnergy increases profit with boost in industrial use

By Katelyn Ferral Growing electricity demand from shale drilling is boosting the transmission business at FirstEnergy Corp., which announced plans to pour money into new distribution plants and upgrade transmission lines. “Clearly, shale-related activity remains a bright spot,” Chuck Jones, president of FirstEnergy Utilities, said during a call Tuesday to discuss the latest earnings. The […]

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Pilot Program Seeks to Expand Columbia’s Reach

Power Source By Michael Sanserino Natural gas prices might have recovered from their bottom in 2012, but gas customers in Pennsylvania are still paying about half what they were five years ago. Meanwhile, fewer than 50 percent of the state’s citizens have access to residential natural gas service, and the state’s utilities are trying to […]

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