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LNG by rail: A win for producers and railroads

We have all questioned the rationale behind the recent news of multiple attorneys general questioning the safety protocols and unfounded risks to transport liquified natural gas (LNG) via rail

LNG by rail: A win for producers and railroads2020-09-18T18:49:19+00:00

PIOGA Issues Statement on EPA Methane Reduction Reforms

PIOGA supports today's announcement by EPA as a practical mechanism to make the control of methane emissions from oil and gas facilities consistent within federal regulations. Reducing methane emissions from every aspect of producing and transporting natural gas is the goal of our industry

PIOGA Issues Statement on EPA Methane Reduction Reforms2020-08-14T19:26:37+00:00

PIOGA’s Response to the Attorney General’s Allegations That State Regulators Failed to Protect Citizens From Oil and Gas Activity

In conducting what was clearly a politically motivated and closed-door effort to vilify natural gas development in Pennsylvania, the state’s attorney general in a grand jury report announced last week reached many erroneous conclusions

PIOGA’s Response to the Attorney General’s Allegations That State Regulators Failed to Protect Citizens From Oil and Gas Activity2020-08-14T19:25:44+00:00

PIOGA poster highlights lifesaving products made from oil and natural gas

We have all heard the calls to ban hydraulic fracturing or to curtail oil and natural gas development altogether in the name of climate change. Such statements show a clear lack of understanding not only about the industry’s efforts in making the air cleaner and reducing our environmental impact, but just as importantly about the thousands of essential, everyday products made from oil and natural gas

PIOGA poster highlights lifesaving products made from oil and natural gas2020-06-30T18:05:33+00:00

Earth Day at 50 Years: Greener with Natural Gas

The roots of Earth Day, first planted in 1970 in communities and schools around the United States, have extended today to more than 192 countries around the world.  Hundreds of millions of people have taken part and taken action over those 50 years to improve our global environment.  American natural gas has become an essential part of the efforts to help clean our air and reduce greenhouse emissions, and Pennsylvania is at its forefront

Earth Day at 50 Years: Greener with Natural Gas2020-04-27T13:01:42+00:00

PIOGA creates COVID-19 information and resource page

With the situation remaining fluid as state, federal and local governments act to attempt to stem the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and to manage health-care impacts, PIOGA is here to help keep our industry informed and to ensure that our members can continue to provide their essential services

PIOGA creates COVID-19 information and resource page2020-05-29T13:26:23+00:00

PIOGA office closing to help stem the spread of COVID-19

Beginning Friday, March 20, 2020, PIOGA will temporarily close its office in an effort to stop or prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  During this time of temporary closure, the PIOGA staff will be working remotely from their homes

PIOGA office closing to help stem the spread of COVID-192020-03-23T19:06:31+00:00

Important update from PIOGA:  2020 Spring Meeting postponed

Recent local and national developments in the efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus have forced the association to postpone this spring's conference, which was scheduled for April 1 at Rivers Casino, Pittsburgh

Important update from PIOGA:  2020 Spring Meeting postponed2020-03-19T16:29:38+00:00

Western Energy Alliance Members Hit Back Against Claims Oil & Gas Production is “Criminal”

More than 50 Western Energy Alliance executives penned an open letter in a full-page New York Times advertisement on February 24 to respond to several presidential candidates who have claimed an interest in pursuing criminal charges against companies that produce the oil and natural gas

Western Energy Alliance Members Hit Back Against Claims Oil & Gas Production is “Criminal”2020-03-16T15:32:21+00:00