Washington County, Pennsylvania Really Knows How to Share the Energy

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Washington County, Pennsylvania is a regional leader in business growth, tourism and job creation, all thanks to the Marcellus Shale and natural gas development.

The Washington County, Pennsylvania website states “No matter what you want to do, you can do it right here. Shop until your heart’s content, or spend your days outdoors. Whether you like history, sports or entertaining, we are ready to share the energy.” They’re correct!

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UGI Energy Services Helps Those Who Have Served Our Country

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Employees of UGI Energy Services spent their Veterans Day providing and serving a catered lunch to residents, many of whom are veterans, of Opportunity House.

Opportunity House originally opened in 1984 as a place where homeless men could get a hot meal and a warm place to sleep. Over the years Opportunity House has become a multi-service facility improving the quality of life for those in need in Berks, Schuylkill and Lancaster Counties.

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Atlantic Sunrise Goes Live Tomorrow, Fractivists and Radical Nuns Weep

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The Atlantic Sunrise starts moving gas tomorrow despite many attempts by fractivists and radical nuns who use and promote the stuff to halt it.

Hallelujah! The Atlantic Sunrise is going online tomorrow. You can read all about it in this press release from Williams:

TULSA, Okla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Williams (NYSE: WMB) today reported that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved the Company’s request to place its Atlantic Sunrise project into full service. The Company plans to place the project into full service on Oct. 6, 2018.

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Range Resources Explains PA Natural Gas Impact Fees

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Range Resources recently posted an informative new video on YouTube explaining the impact fee, Pennsylvania’s tax on natural gas producers.

Range Resources has been drilling Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale since 2014. They drilled their first successful well, called the Renz #1, in Washington County. As an energy producer in Pennsylvania, Range, as well as other producers, pay an annual fee on each and every well they drill, called an impact fee.

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Pennsylvania’s Shale Gas Impact Fees Are Up; Don’t Mess with Them!

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The impact fees Pennsylvania receives from shale drilling have jumped up a whopping 21% and will be distributed to all counties across the Commonwealth.

We hear Governor Tom Wolf talk about Pennsylvania adopting a severance tax to ensure natural gas producers are paying their fair share. What he fails to say is, natural gas drillers are already paying their fair share through the existing Act 13 impact fee.  Since 2012, when the impact fee was enacted, nearly $1.5 billion has been generated from natural gas development and been distributed to every county in the Commonwealth.

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Let FERC Know Timely Decisions Are Needed for Pipelines

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Let FERC know you are in favor of revising their natural gas infrastructure review procedures to be more transparent, understandable and timely.

Natural gas has rapidly become the Untied State’s fuel of choice. It is really no surprise as it has become so abundant and affordable. Natural gas has taken over where coal left off for power-generation as it is more economical and cleaner for the environment.

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Northeast Supply Enhancement Needs Our Support

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Please help the Northeast Supply Enhancement by letting state decision makers know you support this critical natural gas pipeline.

The Northeast Supply Enhancement pipeline is an extension of the existing Williams Transco pipeline which will extend the Transco pipeline by approximately 37 miles. It will include a new compressor station in Pennsylvania, expansion into New Jersey and an offshore pipeline in the New York Bay.

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UGI Energy Services Generously Give to Pennsylvania Schools

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UGI Energy Services has contributed to over 60 Pennsylvania schools in the form of scholarships designed to help give students access to quality education.

For the fourth year in a row, UGI Energy Services has generously contributed to over 60 schools and scholarship organizations in Pennsylvania. This year alone they have contributed $200,000 in scholarships. On top of the already $1,039,500 in contributions provided in the previous three years.

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Southwestern Energy Participates in Pinwheels for Prevention

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Southwestern Energy employees participated in the Pinwheels for Prevention fundraiser last month in support of victims of child abuse.

April was National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Child abuse is a community problem which requires a community response.  Across the United States there are awareness events and fundraisers planned to help in the recovery and prevention of child abuse.

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What the Shale Revolution Wrought: Fuel Cell Power Changing the World of Power

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Fuel cell power plants made possible by the plentiful natural gas unleashed by the shale revolution are changing the world of heat and power as we know it.

A fuel cell is a source of power which will efficiently convert clean natural gas into virtually emissions free electricity. You can almost compare a fuel cell to a battery, but the fuel cell will never run down or need to be charged.

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