Senator wants to boost natural gas industry through infrastructure competition

Senator wants to boost natural gas industry through infrastructure competition

Sen. Stewart Greenleaf (R-Montgomery) took to the microphone Tuesday to promote his Senate Bill 953, which he said will give a boost to Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry by increasing competition by allowing companies to expand natural gas line infrastructure.

Currently, he said, half of all households and one-third of all businesses do not have access to natural gas.

“We do have some influence on what is happening in Pennsylvania, and what is happening in Pennsylvania is we have a significant number of wells…what we do have is a lack of demand and over-supply and as a result the price has gone down, the activity has slowed down,” he said.

He stated creating an infrastructure where people who want natural gas can get natural gas will reinvigorate the natural gas industry by releasing stored gas, increasing competition for customers, and driving up price, which he said will lead to more state revenues.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Gov. Wolf taps gas executive for PUC post

Gov. Tom Wolf Monday announced he has nominated Andrew Place, corporate director for energy and environmental policy at EQT Corporation, to the Public Utilities Commission.

He will take the spot vacated by PUC Commissioner James Cawley, who is departing the commission after serving for nearly two decades of combined service, a portion of that time spent as chairman.

Monday, May 18, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Gladys Brown named PUC chairman

Former long-time Senate Democratic staffer and current Public Utility Commissioner Gladys Brown was selected by Gov. Tom Wolf Thursday to be the next chairman of the commission.

Brown will replace current PUC chair Robert Powelson who will remain on the PUC as a commissioner.

Thursday, May 7, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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