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  • Garrett benefits from vacationers

    Garrett benefits from vacationers
    A recent article by reporter Tim Wheeler about the issue of natural gas development in Garrett County contains a statement from a local Chamber of Commerce board member and farmer who has been a fairly vocal advocate for natural gas development ("Fracking...
  • Oman joins other oil producers saying OPEC made wrong decision

    Oman, the biggest Middle Eastern oil producer that's not a member of OPEC, joined Venezuela and Iran in questioning the group's decision to keep its output target unchanged even with crude prices falling. Oman is having a "really difficult time"...
  • Stick to fuel economy targets

    Stick to fuel economy targets
    In Detroit, the talk at the annual North American International Auto Show last week was how falling gasoline prices have spurred the public's appetite for bigger vehicles. The not-so-well concealed subtext was this: a desire by auto executives to see a...
  • Gas prices falling below $2, but not in the Lehigh Valley

    Gas prices falling below $2, but not in the Lehigh Valley
    The U.S. average price of gasoline will dip below $2 a gallon later this week, predicts GasBuddy.com. But when it comes to the Allentown area, don't expect that milestone to come to pass at the pump, predicts a senior petroleum analyst at the price-...
  • Power Grid Operator: Natural-Gas Bottleneck Remains

    HARTFORD — New England's power system is increasingly shifting from aging oil- and coal-fired plants to natural gas that relies on pipelines experiencing bottlenecks that drive up prices, the region's electric grid operator said Wednesday. ISO...
  • Woman agrees to testify against others in Indianapolis house explosion

    Woman agrees to testify against others in Indianapolis house explosion
     A woman charged in a deadly 2012 house explosion in Indianapolis agreed Tuesday to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit arson and testify against at least two other people in the fiery natural gas blast that damaged dozens of homes. Monserrate Shirley,...
  • Wolf to become 47th governor amid budget crisis

    Wolf to become 47th governor amid budget crisis
    HARRISBURG — Tom Wolf was here Monday. But he wasn't outside the state Capitol, overseeing construction of the stage where he will take the oath of office Tuesday as Pennsylvania's 47th governor. He was less than a mile away, volunteering in a...
  • Oil drop won't stop China in South China Sea

    HONG KONG When it comes to territorial tensions in the South China Sea, it's more about what goes through it than what lies beneath it. Oil last week dropped below $46 a barrel, to more than five- year lows. The biggest collapse in energy prices since...
  • Seeking billions in BP penalties, feds revisit Gulf oil spill's environmental, social turmoil

    Images of oil-coated birds and testimony about "widespread sociocultural harm" opened the third phase of a trial to establish penalties BP must pay under the federal Clean Water Act for spilling millions of barrels of crude into the Gulf of Mexico in...
  • Community college to create fracking degree program

    Community college to create fracking degree program
    A southwestern Illinois community college has received the go-ahead to create a petroleum drilling technology, or fracking, program. Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Ill., will enroll its first students this fall. The college petitioned the state...
  • Winners, losers in oil price plunge: Their Take

    Booming in the bust The recent plunge in oil prices is great news for almost everyone. Motorists pay less at the pump for gas; airlines save money on jet fuel; retailers are likely to profit from the estimated $130 billion consumers will have to spend...