natural gas


  • McAuliffe: natural gas company to bring jobs to Virginia

    APPOMATTOX, Va. (AP) — A natural gas supply company is investing $7.8 million in Appomattox County, creating 50 jobs. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the decision Friday by Xpress Natural Gas to invest in central Virginia.…

  • Cargo convoy to slow overnight traffic on U.S. 301

    WASHINGTON — Traffic will be limited along a 20-mile stretch of U.S. 301 in Charles County during the next few weeks as cargo is hauled to a power plant under construction in White Plains beginning…

  • Survey of GW National Forest for pipeline wins US OK

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The builders of a proposed natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina have the green light to survey a 12.6-mile slice of the George Washington National Forest. The Forest…

  • US Forest Service extends comment period on Va-Wva pipeline

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is extending the public comment period on whether portions of the Jefferson National Forest can be surveyed for a possible pipeline route. A special use permit would…

  • 200 protest proposed power plant in Oxford

    OXFORD, Conn. (AP) — About 200 people rallied in Oxford against a proposed power plant as state regulators inspected the site before a public meeting on the project. The Republican-American reports ( ) that protesters…

  • As cold weather approaches, it’s time to remember fire safety basics

    A lot of people will be getting various heating systems going this week, and that\’s already caused trouble over the past chilly weekend.

  • McAuliffe energy plan for Va. makes debut

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s energy vision for Virginia is stressing a familiar “all of the above” strategy that promotes greater use of renewable generation, efficiency and traditional sources of energy. The thick…

  • 2 Virginia agencies to coordinate fracking reviews

    Two state agencies will coordinate their reviews of potential permits for hydraulic fracking for natural gas in Virginia\’s coastal plain.

  • Panel reviewing Va. natural gas drilling rules

    STEVE SZKOTAK Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An advisory panel examining Virginia’s rules on so-called fracking for natural gas is focusing initially on the chemicals that energy companies use in the process. The Virginia…

  • FERC: No significant impact in gas exports plan

    Federal regulators say that Dominion Resource\’s proposal to export liquefied natural gas from a terminal in Cove Point, Md., would pose \”no significant impact\” on the environment.

  • Va. regulators OK Loudon County power plant

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia regulators have approved plans to build a 750-megawatt natural gas-fired generating facility in Loudoun County. The State Corporation Commission said Wednesday it approved the request by Green Energy Partners/Stonewall LLC.…

  • Cold weather leads to record gas usage

    If you use natural gas to heat your home, it\’s probably been an expensive month: The cold weather has resulted in some broken records for gas usage in the area.

  • Gas drilling panel meeting in Western Maryland

    A panel studying the impact of natural gas drilling
    in Western Maryland is holding a meeting to update
    residents on its work