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Tentative deal on Pennsylvania shale-gas fee

HARRISBURG - After months of wrangling behind closed doors, Gov. Corbett and Republicans who hold the majority in both legislative chambers have reached a tentative agreement to impose a fee on the extraction of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale.

Aging pipes, deadly hazards

Sean Sellers was standing outside his Tacony home in January, a strong smell of natural gas in the air, pointing out the bubbles escaping through cracks in the street to a utility worker.

Aging pipes, deadly hazards

Sean Sellers was standing outside his Tacony home in January, a strong smell of natural gas in the air, pointing out the bubbles escaping through cracks in the street to a utility worker.

Safety cases a secret for utilities, PUC

Each year, natural gas utilities are cited for dozens of safety problems by Pennsylvania regulators.

Safety cases a secret for utilities, PUC

Each year, natural gas utilities are cited for dozens of safety problems by Pennsylvania regulators.

Eminent-domain questions divide even pipeline companies

The issue divides even pipeline companies operating in Pennsylvania: Should they have the power to bury their lines on people's land without permission?

Eminent-domain questions divide even pipeline companies

The issue divides even pipeline companies operating in Pennsylvania: Should they have the power to bury their lines on people's land without permission?
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Similar Pipes, Different Rules

When the owners of the Tennessee natural gas pipeline decided to expand the pipe in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania's northern tier, the federal safety rules they had to follow filled a book.

Powerful Pipes, Weak Oversight

First in a four-part series.