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  • U.S. electricity prices may be going up for good

    U.S. electricity prices may be going up for good
    As temperatures plunged to 16 below zero in Chicago in early January and set record lows across the eastern U.S., electrical system managers implored the public to turn off stoves, dryers and even lights or risk blackouts. A fifth of all power-...
  • PPL interstate transmission project both costly and lucrative

    PPL Electric Utilities has plans to build a new electricity transmission network that would span Pennsylvania and branch into New York, Maryland and New Jersey, the utility announced Thursday. At the heart of the massive undertaking — expected...
  • In North Dakota's oil bonanza, natural gas goes up in flames

    In North Dakota's oil bonanza, natural gas goes up in flames
    Frank and Wanda Leppell once lived on a quiet cattle ranch in the middle of a rolling prairie, the lowing of cattle and the chirping of sparrows forming a pleasant soundtrack to their mornings. No more. Not since the pasture they began leasing in 2009...
  • Natural gas utilities restock after bitter winter drains supplies

    Four thousand feet below central Illinois, Peoples Gas is pumping natural gas into a vast underground sandstone formation, stockpiling supply for another Chicago winter. The sandstone — its tiny pores trap and hold the gas — serves as the...
  • FPL seeks approval to invest in producing natural gas

    FPL seeks approval to invest in producing natural gas
    First, Florida Power & Light Co. switched most of its power plants from oil to natural gas. Now, FPL wants to invest in producing natural gas to obtain that fuel more cheaply for its operations. The utility Wednesday asked regulators to approve...
  • Mayor at center of Dakota oil boom is optimistic about troubles

    As new mayor of one of the nation's fastest-growing small cities, Howard Klug must steer Williston, N.D., through traffic woes, high rents and an increase in crime. The oil boom in the Williston Basin has brought with it thousands of people from out of...
  • Marcellus Shale boom to hit Lehigh Valley: Proposed pipeline would cut through Northampton County

    While Pennsylvania's northern tier has seen an influx of drilling rigs and natural gas wells, the Marcellus Shale natural gas boom has largely skirted the Lehigh Valley. Until now. PennEast Pipeline Co., a consortium that includes a UGI Corp....
  • More pipelines the next phase of Marcellus Shale drilling boom

    The Marcellus Shale is growing up, and the growing pains aren't over. After years of cautionary comments that the natural gas drilling boom was in its infancy, the industry is showing signs of moving to a different stage. With more than 8,000 shale...
  • Deal will keep fracking battle off Colorado ballot

    Deal will keep fracking battle off Colorado ballot
    Supporters of two Colorado ballot measures that would have curbed fracking in the state announced late Monday they were standing down, averting an expensive election-year fight that was creating uncertainty in both the governor’s and Senate races....
  • Fueling possibilities

    Virginia may never catch up to Texas when it comes to energy production. The Lone Star State's oil fields have made Texas far and away the nation's energy leader. They are unlike anything here in the commonwealth. Yet, for a savvy state with...
  • Will proposed pipeline lower natural gas prices in Lehigh Valley?

    Will proposed pipeline lower natural gas prices in Lehigh Valley?
    Building a natural gas pipeline through the Lehigh Valley to New Jersey could help lower natural gas prices a bit for Pennsylvania residents, but don't expect a savings windfall. It's more likely to help prevent prices from rising. "It won't make it...