New Methane Study Stirs Debate on Emissions

A study released earlier this week in the peer-reviewed Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that reported government calculations on U.S. methane emissions could be grossly underestimated is drawing a bevy of media attention and creating groundswells of both support and criticism.

November 27, 2013

Pennsylvania Shale Operator Bonding Too Low, Study Says

As Pennsylvania lawmakers move to increase the bonding requirements for shale operators, a new Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) study questions whether bonding adequately ensures reclamation.

November 9, 2011

Marcellus Shale Gas Emissions Beat Coal, Study Says

Life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Marcellus Shale natural gas are 20-50% lower than coal for electric generation, according to a new Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) study.

August 19, 2011

Pennsylvania Closing in on Statewide Gas Choice

Gas restructuring filings made this week with the PennsylvaniaPublic Utility Commission by Penn Fuel Gas, Carnegie Natural andPECO Energy Co. have set the stage for only the fourth state in thecountry to provide statewide access to the retail gas market. Outof the 22 states with gas utilities employing pilot programs, onlyNew Mexico, West Virginia and New York allow gas customersstatewide to choose their gas suppliers so far. Pennsylvaniaregulators now say statewide unbundling will occur by July.

December 3, 1999