| Feb 20, 2011
Natural gas detectors have never been in demand at Albright's Hardware and Garden Center in South Whitehall Township .
Before a natural gas explosion leveled a city block and killed five people in Allentown, customers came in pretty regularly for...
| Feb 27, 2011
Fatal gas pipeline explosions in Allentown and Philadelphia this year are casting light on whether the nation's pipeline-inspection system, funded by state and federal assessments on gas utilities, is adequate to keep the public safe.
| Mar 27, 2011
Pennsylvania is laced with 11,000 miles of aging gas pipelines like the one implicated in the deadly Feb. 9 explosion in Allentown because legislators, regulators and gas companies haven't agreed on how to accelerate pipeline replacement -- a reform...
| Apr 3, 2011
After the fires were out and the dead accounted for, state regulators tasked with determining the cause of the natural gas explosion that leveled an Allentown city block ordered UGI Utilities to dig up its own pipe and find out why it failed.
| Feb 6, 2011
The game on Sunday is, well, the Super Bowl of TV commercials. According to Nielsen, most people (OK, 51 percent) say they enjoy the ads more than the football, and advertisers will shell out up to $3 million for the privilege of entertaining them for...
| Feb 6, 2011
| 6:01 PM
Perhaps the legacy of the deadly explosion at the Kleen Energy power plant one year ago today can best be understood through the prism of the host city – a community that will draw an anxious breath when the rebuilt, $1 billion plant flips the...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 8:59 AM
Halliburton Co., one of the world’s largest oil services businesses, pulled in record revenue in North America as the energy industry shied from natural gas production and boosted oil field exploration instead.
The Houston firm’s revenue in...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 6:35 PM
The pitch from the door-to-door salesman sounded appealing: a deal to lock in a lower electricity rate with Constellation Energy Group and get a better gas price with Constellation's BGE Home for the next 12 months.
But Baltimore County resident Michelle...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 12:21 PM
For a group deeply worried about mankind's survival in a world racked by escalating environmental problems, Earth Forum of Howard County takes an approach that dovetails nicely with the county's campaign for civility.
While the four-year-old church-...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 1:47 PM
RICHMOND – As part of his effort to make Virginia the "energy capital of the East Coast," Gov. Bob McDonnell issued his energy policy agenda for the 2012 General Assembly session on Thursday, including money to develop wind energy off the coast, a...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 7:27 AM
Scientists say there is no link between a controversial natural gas drilling technique and the Virginia earthquake that rattled the East Coast in August.
“Let’s be very clear: fracking did not cause the Virginia earthquake,” said...