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  • Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:46:34 +0000

    Here comes the sun

    By r. brock pronko
    Regional Business Analyst

    Lewistown, PA – The Montgomery Ward Building located at Monument Square in Lewistown was built in 1929.

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  • Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:46:35 +0000

    The state of renewables

    By r. brock pronko
    Regional Business Analyst

    As one of the nation’s largest producers and net exporters of coal and natural gas, Pennsylvania has long relied on fossil fuels to meet its energy needs.

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  • Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:46:36 +0000

    Construction for new ARL research facility has begun

    by Halie Kines
    Industry Reporter

    State College, PA – On May 5, Penn State’s Board of Trustees gave the ‘all clear’ and approved the design and funding for construction on a new addition to its energy testing facility in Benner Township.

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  • Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:46:37 +0000

    Projects aims to keep housing costs low with high efficiency

    By Spencer Myers

    State College, PA – Creating more energy efficient homes is key to paving the way to a clean energy future. After all, the less energy we use, the less generation we will have to replace.

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  • Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:46:42 +0000

    Impact Fees Round VI

    By r. brock pronko
    Regional Business Analyst

    Based on last year’s production, Pennsylvania gas producers contributed $173,258,900 in impact fees this year - nearly $14.5 million less than fees collected in 2015 and the lowest amount since the first round of fees in 2011, which totaled nearly $300 million.

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  • Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:46:43 +0000

    Report indicates market upturn while regulatory environment remains in flux

    By Spencer Myers

    A recent report indicates that the natural gas industry should expect continued economic gains despite remaining disapproval from local community and regulatory organizations.

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  • Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:46:46 +0000

    PIOGA holds 7th Annual Pig Roast event


    Seven Springs, PA – Guests once again enthusiastically turned up for the annual Pig Roast, Product and Equipment Roundup, Operator’s Forum and Leadership Summit at Seven Springs Mountain Resort by the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association on June 28-29.

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  • Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:46:47 +0000

    Industry professionals plan path forward at DUG East

    Pittsburgh, Pa – With bigger wells and more pipeline capacity, activity is picking up in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays, shining a light on the regions’ exceptionalism and prospects for serious growth. Speakers at DUG East discussed these trends in North America’s top natural gas- producing stars.

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  • Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:46:50 +0000

    Fay-Penn focuses on making county workforce competitive

    By Spencer Myers

    No region in Pennsylvania felt the effects of America’s decline in manufacturing more than the southwest. The story of big corporate manufacturing plants and the steel industry is well-worn by now and interestingly, no longer the main problem facing the area. In fact, something happened that many did not predict.

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  • Pittsburgh Business News

  • Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:34:20 +0000

    Industrial Scientific to be acquired

    Pittsburgh-based Industrial Scientific Corp. has reached an agreement to be acquired by a publicly-traded manufacturer based in Everett, Wash. Fortive Corp. (NYSE: FTV) made the announcement Thursday afternoon. No price has been disclosed. Industrial Scientific, which is based at 1 Life Way in Pittsburgh off the Parkway West, makes gas detection products. The company's 700 global employees were informed Thursday. President and CEO Justin McElhattan will remain in charge of the company as president.…
  • Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:00:00 +0000

    Mark A. Nordenberg: ​Saluting Yablonsky’s legacy of leadership

    When Dennis Yablonsky steps down as CEO of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development at the end of this year, an organization that has played a distinctive role in forging regional progress for more than 70 years will need to replace a hardworking, high-achieving leader.
  • Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:29:26 +0000

    EQT reviewing split, sale of assets to address valuation

    EQT Corp.’s board of directors will be working on a plan in 2018 that could include splitting or selling a part of the Pittsburgh-based driller already poised to become the country’s biggest independently owned natural gas company with the acquisition of Rice Energy later this year. EQT (NYSE: EQT) briefly discussed a strategy moving forward during Thursday’s second-quarter conference call with analysts. It follows concerns earlier this month by a hedge fund against the acquisition and its…
  • Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:19:17 +0000

    Sylvan Learning hopes to add locations in Pittsburgh region

    A representative of Sylvan also discussed some of the reasons behind the closing of several area locations back in 2012.
  • Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:47:16 +0000

    Construction starts down in June

    After posting three straight months of year-over-year construction growth, the momentum waned in June, with nonresidential and residential construction starts down by almost $115 million compared to June 2016. Residential construction starts, which are almost flat for 2017 compared to 2016, were down slightly in June, but nonresidential construction starts continue to lag in 2017, according to a Dodge Data & Analytics report. The June report showed residential construction starts were down 3 percent…
  • Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:02:36 +0000

    Royal Philips to establish 100-employee office at Schenley Place

    Medical device maker to establish office one block from the Cathedral of Learning as it develops a collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:59:54 +0000

    SLIDESHOW: How local elementary schools rank statewide

    How do elementary school in southwestern Pennsylvania rank when it comes to the entire state? The rankings come from Pittsburgh-based Click on the image to begin a slideshow of the top regional elementary schools.
  • Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:49:44 +0000

    Nystrom appointed interim director of Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

    Nick Nystrom, senior director of research at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, has been appointed interim director of the center, replacing the retiring Michael Levine and Ralph Roskies, who have served as co-directors of the PSC since its launch in 1985. Nystrom will oversee PSC’s state-of-the-art research into high-performance computing, data analytics, science and communications, and will work with Levine and Roskies to ensure a smooth transition. Nystrom joined PSC in 1992. A research…
  • Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:22:01 +0000

    EQT drops exploratory Utica program ahead of Rice deal after strong Marcellus results

    EQT Corp. has suspended its test drilling in the Utica Shale ahead of improvements that the company is anticipating with its upcoming $6.7 billion acquisition of Rice Energy. The Pittsburgh-based natural gas driller announced the move Thursday in a line with its second-quarter earnings report. EQT (NYSE: EQT) executives are expected to discuss the Rice (NYSE: RICE) deal during a conference call with analysts later Thursday. RELATED: 7 things to know about the EQT-Rice Energy merger The pending…
  • Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:17:38 +0000

    Severance tax included as state budget compromise heads for vote

    A severance tax is included in Pennsylvania's budget compromise bill that is scheduled for a vote later Thursday. The Associated Press reported Republican-controlled state Senate agreed to close a $2 billion hole in the budget by implementing a new tax on natural gas production, along with additional taxes on consumer’s utility bills and borrowing against the state’s share of a lawsuit settlement with the tobacco industry. The budget compromise passed the Appropriations Committee and will hit…
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