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Researchers: 4 in 10 oil, gas wells in Pa.'s shale region likely to fail

Researchers: 4 in 10 oil, gas wells in Pa.'s shale region likely to fail

UGI reaches tentative agreement to acquire Total's liquefied petroleum gas in France

UGI reaches tentative agreement to acquire Total's liquefied petroleum gas in France

Pa. lags in reducing nitrogen entering the Chesapeake

Pa. lags in reducing nitrogen entering the Chesapeake

Energy & Environment News

PPL's spin-off of generation business tied to price of natural gas

These days, PPL Corp. derives 85 percent of its earnings from its regulated utilities. The rest comes from its electric generation and other businesses. Read More »»

Chesapeake Bay Agreement has implications for business

Gov. Tom Corbett and Rep. Ron Miller were among those in Annapolis, Md., last week to sign the latest version of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, a compact between states and federal organizations related to protecting the nation's largest estuary. Read More »»

PPL starts process of changing ownership of nuclear facility

PPL is taking the first steps toward transferring ownership of one of its nuclear power plants in Pennsylvania. Read More »»

Out-of-state electric-generation suppliers cited

Five out-of-state electric-generation suppliers are facing complaints before the state Public Utility Commission after consumers objected to electricity bills that increased as much as 300 percent. Read More »»

Behind the List with Jeffrey Hines

Jeffrey Hines is president and CEO of The York Water Co. He is a civil engineer with degrees in business and law. Read More »»

Pennsylvania suing major oil companies for pollution, money misuse

Pennsylvania is suing major oil companies for using an additive in its gas that causes water pollution and for illegally collecting state funds to clean underground storage tanks that used the additive. Read More »»

Midstate Stock Report, Round 3: Companies making money

While the two previous rounds of our Midstate Stock Report analysis had definite themes in the companies we chose to analyze, this one does not. Read More »»

Alexander Building Construction building Ned Smith amphitheater

Harrisburg-based Alexander Building Construction Co. has begun the construction phase of an amphitheater for the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art in Upper Paxton Township. Read More »»

State grant, loan program to fund alternative, renewable energy projects

Alternative and renewable energy projects in Pennsylvania got a boost this week thanks to $12.5 million in grants and loans from a state financing authority. Read More »»

Voith Hydro makes more parts for Ohio River hydroelectric projects

Parts manufactured in York County will be used in a hydroelectric project on the Ohio River. Read More »»

Pipeline firm with plans in midstate to buy Access Midstream Partners

An energy infrastructure company that owns a natural-gas pipeline in the midstate and has plans to build at least one other has agreed to pay almost $6 billion for Access Midstream Partners LP. Read More »»

Oil, gas well permit fees to increase

The state Department of Environmental Protection is changing the way it charges fees for new oil and gas well permits, a move expected to raise $4.7 million per year. Read More »»

Fitch lowers PPL Energy Supply's rating after spin-off announcement

Credit ratings firm Fitch Ratings lowered PPL Energy Supply's long-term and short-term issuer default rating after PPL Corp. announced it was spinning off the business. Read More »»

Editorial: Policy trails reality on emissions

The EPA’s plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions is a complex web of regulations based on the feasibility of alternative energy options in a given state, its current reliance on coal generation, plans already underway to reduce emissions and other factors. Read More »»

Progress slow on Johnson Controls facility

Johnson Controls Inc. is moving forward with its plans to construct a new facility in Hopewell Township. Read More »»

Exelon seeking at least $2.75 billion in stock, equity unit offerings

The parent company of an electric and gas utility that does business in the midstate hopes to raise at least $2.75 billion from its offering of common stock and equity units. Read More »»

Judge: Budget first, then ruling on leasing state lands for natural-gas extraction

Commonwealth Court Judge P. Kevin Brobson said last week he'll wait for the end of the state budget process before making any ruling in whether the state can lease state park land to natural-gas-drilling companies. Read More »»

Exelon offers stock, equities to finance Pepco deal

The parent company of an electric and gas utility that does business in the midstate plans to offer common stock and equity units to raise money, in part, to finance its merger with Pepco Holdings Inc. Read More »»

New Pa. wine campaign aims to squeeze more juice out of industry

The Pennsylvania Winery Association and Pennsylvania Wine Marketing and Research Program have teamed up to roll out a new branding campaign aimed at getting more people to enjoy wines made in the commonwealth. Read More »»

PPL spins off energy supply business

Saying its energy supply business had not achieved the same “equity valuation” as its rate-regulated business, the parent of an electric utility company that serves part of the midstate announced it was spinning off its merchant power generation business and merging it with another company. Read More »»


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