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  • Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:17:41 +0000

    Pipeline build-out unplugs some constraints on Marcellus gas production, but new capacity could exceed demand

    Regional Business Analyst

    With over a dozen large-capacity Northeast gas midstream projects approved, completed or under regulatory review, some of the volume constraints are lifting off the Marcellus shale industry due to more gas moving to market now and additional gas going to market in the near-term future as other major projects are completed.

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  • Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:17:45 +0000

    Ohio expecting a “baby boom” in 2018

    Regional Business Analyst

    A hop, skip and a jump across the Ohio river from where Shell Chemical is building its ethane cracker plant, over 2,000 liquids-rich Utica natural gas wells wait to feed the ethane-hungry cracker plant, which in a few years will be producing ethylene and polyethylene for the plastics manufacturing and petrochemical industries. In January, Kinder Morgan Inc.

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  • Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:17:45 +0000

    The Winners of This Year’s Northeast Oil and Gas Awards

    PITTSBURGH – The Northeast Oil and Gas Awards were recently handed out at the Awards Gala Dinner, which was held on March 1 at the Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh.

    A plethora of awards were handed out over the course of the evening.

    Some of the highlights:

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  • Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:17:46 +0000

    The PIOGA 2018 Spring Meeting is coming up!

    The PIOGA 2018 Spring Meeting kicks off March 21 at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh. The exciting event provides industry professionals the opportunity to discuss and explore the most pressing issues affecting the oil and gas industry today, particularly as related to our region. The daylong annual conference will delve into a range of market, governmental and infrastructure topics of interest.

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  • Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:17:51 +0000

    Lycoming County experiences natural gas resurgence


    Close your eyes. Think about Williamsport. What’s the first thing that comes to mind?

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  • Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:17:53 +0000

    New business brings big job opportunities to Clinton County


    Over the years, Clinton County has seen some economic growth due to the Marcellus Shale boom. Here at Marcellus Business Central, we thought it would be a good time to catch up with Michael Flanagan, the president of the Clinton County Economic Partnership.

    MBC: Tell our readers about your position and your background.

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  • Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:17:58 +0000

    Feds OK Marcellus wastewater disposal well in Plum

    PITTSBURGH, PA. – (AP) – A planned disposal well in Plum is likely more than a year away from accepting its first truckload of oil and gas waste fluids, but the project advanced when it received a major federal permit.

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  • Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:18:01 +0000

    March Well Report


    The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection issued 459 drilling permits in the Marcellus Business Central coverage area in January and February. Unless otherwise stated, all permits issued are for new, unconventional, horizontally-drilled natural gas wells.

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  • Pittsburgh Business News

  • Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:57:38 +0000

    Affordable housing advocates protest in advance of new plan by LG Realty

    The Penn Plaza Support & Action Coalition is worried that revised plans for redeveloping the former apartment building site will exclude affordable housing.
  • Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:28:59 +0000

    New executive director picked to lead Mount Washington Community Development Corp.

    Mount Washington Community Development Corp. announced a new executive director to lead the organization. Gordon Davidson, of Pittsburgh's Knoxville neighborhood, will work to implement the group's strategic plan, develop programs and funding strategies, as well as other tasks to meet its goals, according to a news release. Davidson has 30 years of experience in real estate development, economic development, business management and consulting, the release said. He earned a master's degree in public…
  • Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:26:28 +0000

    Highmark's strategy to stabilize ACA business leads to strong gains

    A skyrocketing in operating gain in government-related business over the past year from $22 million in revenue in 2016 to $433 million in 2017.
  • Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:54:08 +0000

    Pittsburgh students get national attention for augmented reality game

    The game aims to use augmented reality to help stroke patients' recoveries.
  • Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:38:48 +0000

    Factory Unlocked setting up coworking hub on the North Side

    New coworking hub for small batch manufacturing leases warehouse near riverfront.
  • Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:58:32 +0000

    Uber may sell autonomous driving systems to outside companies

    Uber Technologies Inc. might begin selling its self-driving systems to other outside companies, such as Toyota Motors. The ride-hailing company is currently negotiating a Toyota deal, according to a report from Japan’s Nikkei. It reported Shigeki Tomoyama, a Toyota executive vice president, and Gill Pratt, who leads Toyota’s artificial intelligence development base in California, met with Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi last week at Uber’s Pittsburgh research and development center. Khosrowshahi…
  • Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:12:34 +0000

    Uber pauses self-driving fleet after fatal Arizona crash

    A pedestrian died after a crash with an Uber self-driving car in Tempe, Ariz., Tempe's Mayor Mark Mitchell said in a statement. The woman was hit by the car in autonomous mode last night with an operator behind the wheel, but no passengers, according to ABC 15. Uber's fleet of self-driving cars have been taken off the road while officials investigate the crash, according to WTAE. "Our hearts go out to the victim’s family. We are fully cooperating with local authorities in their investigation…
  • Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:26:59 +0000

    National Society of Black Engineers convention to come to Pittsburgh

    The National Society of Black Engineers will host its 44th Annual Convention in the Steel City this week. The event, with over 12,000 attendees expected, will be held March 21-25 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and nearby facilities in downtown Pittsburgh. The group has over 500 chapters and more than 17,000 active members abroad and in the U.S. NSBE was founded in 1975. The organization’s main goal is for the U.S. to graduate 10,000 black engineers with bachelor’s degrees annually…
  • Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:40:25 +0000

    Highmark Health sees $1B year-over-year improvement in net income

    Highmark Health reported $1.1 billion in net income in 2017, an improvement of nearly $1 billion over the previous year even as operating revenue stayed flat. The Pittsburgh-based insurer’s $1.1 billion in net income compared to $59 million in 2016 on revenue of $18.3 billion in 2017, compared with $18.2 billion in 2016. Its operating gain was $616 million, up from $62 million in 2016. The gains were due to an increase in revenue from Highmark’s commercial and government insurance businesses,…
  • Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:30:23 +0000

    Columbia Gas asks state for rate increase approval

    Cloumbia Gas of Pennsylvania Inc. has filed a request with the state Public Utility Commission to adjust its rates. If approved, the company, a subsidiary of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI), will continue to upgrade and replace natural gas distribution pipelines, according to a news release. The average total bill for a residential customer could increase between 3 percent and 31 percent, depending on how much gas each customer purchases, the release said. Between 2007 and 2017, Columbia invested more…
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