| Mar 8, 2011
From congressmen to gas company officials to safety advocates, nearly everyone at a congressional roundtable on gas pipeline safety Monday agreed on one thing: Old cast-iron gas pipelines, like the one suspected in the deadly Feb. 9 Allentown gas...
| Apr 2, 2011
When U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood visits Allentown on Monday he will announce plans to streamline oversight of pipelines and improve communication among federal, state and local governments and private companies.
LaHood invited CEOs of...
| Apr 16, 2011
UGI Utilities will double its spending to replace cast iron gas pipeline this year, following criticism that the company has been too slow in getting the aging, leaking lines out of the ground.
The natural gas utility intends to replace six miles of cast...
| Nov 11, 2011
Noting the Feb. 9 natural gas explosion that killed five Allentown residents, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on Thursday proposed requiring gas utilities to file plans outlining how much aging underground pipelines leak and when the...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 7:41 AM
Fire officials responding to reports of a possible gas leak Monday night in East Baltimore said they found what appeared to be a methamphetamine lab, but later determined that it was a large marijuana growing operation.
Hazmat team members were called to...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 3:05 PM
Several blocks of Folsom Boulevard were shut down Tuesday afternoon because of a gas leak, affecting homes and businesses as the evening commute began.
PG&E crews and Sacramento Metro firefighters were called to the leak just after 2 p.m. near 36th...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 4:08 PM
Few things inspire financial journalists, stock analysts and investment bankers like rumors about corporate mergers and acquisitions.
M&A action creates drama for the writers, bonuses for prescient analysts and huge fees for the bankers. So perhaps it'...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 2:09 PM
Constellation Energy Group has agreed to acquire a Tulsa, Okla., natural gas company for $22.5 million, the Baltimore company announced Thursday.
The proposed purchase of ONEOK Energy Marketing Co. would be the third acquisition this year that helps...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 6:03 AM
Regulators are expected to approve Florida Power & Light's request to lower its fuel charge for customers next year because of lower projections for natural gas prices.
The fuel fee would be $4.53 less than FPL previously projected and it would help...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 6:45 PM
Florida Power & Light customers will pay almost $2 lesson their monthly bills starting in January because of lower fuel costs.
Regulators approved the change Tuesday. FPL's projections for lower natural gas prices means its fuel fee for a customer who...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 11:04 AM
PG&E is notifying customers in the North Sacramento area about their plans to vent natural gas from a section of a pipe they are currently working on. This will happen sometime Tuesday by the old Harmon Johnson Elementary School near Norwood Ave and El...