Gov. Wolf’s Budget Plan Renews Battles On Natural Gas, Minimum Wage « CBS Pittsburgh

February 8, 2018 wpanews 0

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s forthcoming budget plan will rely on improving tax collections and a Marcellus Shale natural gas tax to put more money into Pennsylvania’s public schools, skills training, opioid-addiction prevention and social services. Wolf said he’d launch new product lines at the Lottery to raise $150 million for senior programs, including games based on virtual sports and keno and an iLottery system allowing players to access games through […] READ MORE

Pirates free 22 Indian crewmen in Gulf of Guinea – BBC News

February 6, 2018 wpanews 0

The vessel, the Marine Express, went missing in the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa last week. A crew of 22 Indian nationals have been freed by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea off Benin in West Africa. The crew was on board an oil tanker called the Marine Express, which went missing last Thursday and has also been released with its entire cargo of oil. All crew members are […] READ MORE

New pipeline in works in Washington County | WPXI

February 1, 2018 wpanews 0

A new pipeline is in the works in Washington County. The Department of Environmental Protection is reviewing the Falcon Pipeline, which would carry ethane from Houston, Washington County, to Beaver County. Source: New pipeline in works in Washington County | WPXI

OIL RIG FIRE IN OKLAHOMA: Emergency official: 5 missing after Oklahoma rig explosion | WPXI

January 24, 2018 wpanews 0

QUINTON, Okla. (AP) — Five people are missing after a fiery explosion ripped through an eastern Oklahoma drilling rig on Monday, sending plumes of black smoke into the air and leaving a derrick crumpled on the ground, emergency officials said. Source: OIL RIG FIRE IN OKLAHOMA: Emergency official: 5 missing after Oklahoma rig explosion | WPXI

Sunoco gas pipeline project shut down in Pennsylvania | News | phillytrib.com

January 7, 2018 wpanews 0

Pennsylvania environmental officials ordered Sunoco on Wednesday to halt construction of a natural gas pipeline across the southern part of the state, citing a series of spills and leaks of Source: Sunoco gas pipeline project shut down in Pennsylvania | News | phillytrib.com  

More Western Pennsylvanians asking for help with heating bills | TribLIVE

January 6, 2018 wpanews 0

With temperatures dropping into the single digits across Pennsylvania, utility companies, charities and government agencies are expecting the requests for assistance to increase in coming months. Source: More Western Pennsylvanians asking for help with heating bills | TribLIVE

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General Electric to cut 12,000 jobs in power business revamp

December 7, 2017 wpanews 0

GE announced it was axing 12,000 jobs at its global power business. The U.S. company launched the cuts to save $1 billion in 2018, saying it expected current difficulties in the sector to continue. “Traditional power markets including gas and coal have softened,” GE said. Source: General Electric to cut 12,000 jobs in power business revamp

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Keystone oil pipeline leaks in South Dakota, as Nebraska weighs XL

November 17, 2017 wpanews 0

TransCanada Corp (TRP.TO) shut part of its Keystone oil pipeline system after a 5,000-barrel leak in South Dakota, the company said on Thursday, four days before neighboring Nebraska was set to decide on the company’s long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline. Source: Keystone oil pipeline leaks in South Dakota, as Nebraska weighs XL

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It will cost more to heat your home this winter | TribLIVE

November 5, 2017 wpanews 0

Natural gas prices are expected to increase 12 percent, home heating oil will rise 17 percent, electricity will go up 8 percent and propane 18 percent, according to the2017 Winter Fuels Outlook from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Source: It will cost more to heat your home this winter | TribLIVE