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Pennsylvania’s gas utilities adjust for warm weather curveball

Balmy temperatures have thrown a wrench into the plans of gas utilities that base their business on expectations of normal weather patterns: They have pools of natural gas ready to go for a cold winter, then re-fill their inventories during the hot summer. By one utility’s calculations, the average Pittsburgh-area customer this December has used 32 percent less gas than ...

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Pipeline review to be co-led by NY environmental agency

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Oversight of a new oil pipeline between the Port of Albany and New Jersey refineries will be led jointly by New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation and Thruway Authority, the agencies announced Monday. The announcement followed weeks of letters and resolutions from local officials and environmental groups opposing the Thruway Authority’s request for sole lead agency ...

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Natural gas service expansion to give customers power option

Natural gas service expansion to give customers power option

HERNANDO, Miss. — Officials say an expansion of a natural gas service will bring the power option to customers living in five northern Mississippi counties where it wasn’t previously available. The Commercial Appeal reports Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley made the announcement Wednesday along with Atmos Energy and other officials. Counties where service will expand include DeSoto, Clay, Lee, Monroe and ...

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This winter, WNY could see lowest heating costs in 21 years

It shouldn’t break the bank to keep your home warm this winter. With natural gas prices at a three-year low, National Fuel Gas Co. predicts this winter’s heating bills will be about 29 percent lower than they were last winter. If temperatures are normal, the Amherst-based energy company forecasts the average residential customer will pay $454 to heat their home ...

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BRIEF: UGI rate up over last year

SCRANTON — The cost of natural gas will nudge down a bit next month for customers of UGI North Penn region, but are still trending higher compared with the last heating season, translating to a 6 percent more costly monthly bill. The cost per 1,000 cubic feet of natural gas will fall 4.9 percent to $5.50 starting Monday. That’s more ...

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Home heating costs projecting low this winter

There’s good news on the home heating front. Heating costs are expected to be significantly lower this winter, especially for anyone who relies on home heating oil, according to forecasts by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Oil customers can expect to pay 15 percent less to heat their homes this winter than last winter, and 24 percent less if the ...

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UGI: Marcellus Shale gas is hot commodity

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As far as heating the house goes, natural gas from the Marcellus Shale is a hot commodity for UGI customers. During an editorial board meeting at The Citizens’ Voice on Tuesday, UGI Utilities Communications Manager Joe Swope and Keith Dorman, director of communications and community relations for UGI, talked about how conversions from more expensive forms of heating fuel are ...

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Alcorn County expands access to natural gas

Lena Mitchell | Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (Tulepo, Miss.) CORINTH — Scores of households throughout Alcorn County may see lower heating bills next winter if they hook up to the natural gas lines that are being extended in various areas of the county. Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced in a Monday news conference that the PSC last week approved ...

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Sewickley Township man got food stamps, $206K in gas well royalties, investigators say

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Bob Stiles | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review A Sewickley Township man didn’t mention $206,346.29 he collected in natural gas royalties in 2013 when he applied for public assistance, including help with his heating bill, with the state welfare department last year, investigators said. Now John J. Basista, 50, has been charged with welfare fraud in what may be the first case of ...

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