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Atlantic Sunrise opponent found guilty

A woman arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at a public meeting in April has been found guilty. Kim Kann, 54, was arrested a few months ago for speaking out of turn during a public meeting.  Police arrested her for failing to abide by the meeting rules, which specifically explained that people were permitted to only ask questions and not ...

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Pipeline Task Force: First official meeting

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It is official, Pennsylvania’s brand new pipeline task force is holding its first meeting this Wednesday in Harrisburg. The meeting will be held at the Department of Environmental Protection’s Southcentral Regional Office located at 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It will take place from 1pm to 4pm on Wednesday.  The meeting will also be available for live-streaming online for those ...

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Marcellus permit activity in Pennsylvania


The Marcellus Shale formation in Pennsylvania saw a little bit of action over the last week, along with one Pittsburgh-based oil and gas development company whose portfolio grew a little more. Trimont Energy Ltd. announced last week that it is the security buyer of Energy XXI’s East Bay Field in the Gulf of Mexico.  Trimont spent $21 million on the ...

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Consol warns of losses due to natural gas glut

The low gas and coal prices that prompted layoffs and other recent cost-cutting moves at Consol Energy Inc. are eating into profits. The Cecil-based company warned early Monday it expects to report an operational loss when it announces financial results from the second quarter next week and will write down the value of some of its shallow oil and natural ...

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More electric cars mean more power usage

While companies like Tesla Motors continue to modify and build better electric cars, power companies, including American Electric Power Company Inc. (AEP), will be paying close attention to the demand of power. As reported by the Columbus Business First, “Last year more than 123,000 plug-in electric vehicles were sold in the U.S., a sliver of the total 16.5 million new ...

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Study links gas wells and hospital visits in Bradford and Susquehanna counties


Researchers comparing hospital visits in three rural Northeast Pennsylvania counties found a higher rate of hospital visits in counties with a heavy gas industry presence. Residents of heavily drilled Bradford and Susquehanna counties were admitted to hospitals at higher rates than in neighboring Wayne County where drilling is banned, University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University researchers stated in a paper ...

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Study finds natural gas reserves in Appalachia larger than estimated


A shale formation that runs through portions of West Virginia and neighboring Appalachian states has more recoverable natural gas reserves than initially estimated, a new study released on Tuesday has found. Release of the findings comes one day after industry officials announced that natural gas has surpassed coal as the nation’s top source of electricity, a development made possible by ...

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