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PA House speaker unveils eight bill package of legislation focusing on creating jobs and redeveloping infrastructure

April 30th, 2019|

Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) joined legislators and members of Local 66 on April 29 to unveil “Energize PA,” a package of eight bills that he said creates jobs and will redevelop infrastructure with no additional fees or taxes. The package of bills include: HB 1100 - Rep. [...]

PIOGA Spring Meeting: Exploring solutions for continued industry expansion

March 20th, 2019|

Thanks to the prolific Marcellus and Utica shales, Pennsylvania has quickly become the nation’s No. 2 natural gas producer over the past decade. That success, however, overshadows threats and concerns: how to provide natural gas to markets that are underserved or constrained, regulations that place an undue burden on the [...]

Natural gas helps Pennsylvania reach clean power plan goals

February 25th, 2019|

Clean, efficient natural gas helped Pennsylvania to already meet its Clean Power Plan goals, according to the head of the state’s environmental regulatory agency. Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell said during a recent state hearing: “We were already well on our way in large part – and have [...]

Governor’s proposed severance tax will impact jobs, reduce competitiveness

February 5th, 2019|

Natural gas development and impact tax are already "Restoring Pennsylvania"  HARRISBURG, Pa. (Feb. 5) - Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association President & Executive Director Dan Weaver today issued the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf's proposal to place a severance tax on unconventional natural gas extraction to fund $4.5 [...]

State Supreme Court rules against PIOGA in impact fee case

December 31st, 2018|

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Friday, December 28, rejected the legal position of PIOGA and its producer member Snyder Brothers, Inc. that the word “any” in the Act 13 impact fee stripper well definition (“during any calendar month”) is unambiguous in this context and means “one,” which meant that Snyder [...]

PIOGA Centennial Commemorative Knife: A Great Gift Idea

November 28th, 2018|

As part of PIOGA's celebration of 100 years of working together on behalf of Pennsylvania's crude oil and natural gas industry, we  commissioned a commemorative knife from W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company in Bradford, PA. The limited edition, collector quality knife and wooden display box feature PIOGA's 100th Anniversary [...]

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