| Jun 22, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Ordinarily, we'd be using the preamble to this morning's post to urge you to ease into the weekend. But for some among us -- budget staffers, particularly -- the next 48 hours will be filled......
| Jun 20, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. With little new to report on the budget front, we begin this morning with some law and order news instead. Former state Sen. Jane Orie, R-Allegheny, will stay in jail while she appeals her public......
| Jun 21, 2012
| 4:22 PM
From Our Colleague Scott Detrow ... ... at State Impact Pennsylvania: "As Governor Corbett pushes to give Royal Dutch Shell a $1.65 billion tax credit, the Department of Environmental Protection is investigating a potential methane migra...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Gov. Tom Corbett says the construction of a new natural gas processing plant in western Pennsylvania could spark a “new industrial revolution” and create tens of thousands of new jobs. And that’s why lawmakers need to sign off on a......
| Mar 14, 2012
| 8:07 AM
At the mouth of the Gulf of Mexico along the Texas-Louisiana border, Cheniere Energy could be just weeks away from breaking ground on the first natural gas exporting facility ever built in the lower 48 states.
It's also where a new fight with echoes of...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 5:20 PM
Shell Oil began exploratory drilling Wednesday afternoon in the Beaufort Sea and now has two rigs simultaneously offshore Alaska.
The oil company had to wait for the Alaska Native whale hunt season to end in Kaktovik.
The rig “Kulluck” began...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 4:20 PM
The bitterly sarcastic drama planned next week in Allentown is understandable.
The American political process is being polluted by expensive deluges of propaganda, designed to boost politicians who cater to the insatiable greed of billionaires. That's...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 5:13 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. oil output is surging so fast that the United States could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's biggest producer.
Driven by high prices and new drilling methods, U.S. production of crude and other liquid hydrocarbons is on...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 11:15 AM
Tropical Storm Isaac is curtailing oil production along the Gulf of Mexicoand threatening refineries, which could send already rising gasoline prices up another 10 cents in the coming week.
The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, which...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 6:28 AM
NEW ORLEANS -- Gas prices shot up by nearly 5 cents a gallon nationwide Wednesday -- with one-day surges of as much as 14 cents in some states -- after Hurricane Isaac cut output from refineries along the Gulf Coast.
But experts say the price spike is...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 9:16 AM
Gas prices rose another 2.2 cents a gallon nationwide Thursday in the wake of Hurricane Isaac's landfall along the oil-producing Gulf Coast.
The increase, reported by the motorist group AAA, was less than half the prior day's rise, as refineries in the...