August 3, 1991 |
Buckeye Partners L.P., a pipeline carrier of refined petroleum products, has settled a four-year-old battle over challenges by the Air Transport Association of America to increases in Buckeye's rates for transporting aircraft fuel. In 1987, Buckeye, based in Emmaus, Lehigh County, filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for permission to increase its rates by 6 percent, an increase that would have brought it an additional $6 million a year. The air-transport group charged that the request was excessive and was an indication of Buckeye's monopoly power in its market, which includes New York's major airports.
March 25, 2011
CLEARWATER, Fla. - After nearly six weeks of early mornings and long days, you can start to run out of gas around this time in spring training. Just ask Scott Proefrock. The Phillies assistant general manager literally ran out of gas on I-75 while driving to Port Charlotte on Wednesday for the team's Grapefruit League game against the Tampa Bay Rays. In the car with him were team president David Montgomery; general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.; director of professional scouting Mike Ondo; and Jesse Rendell, the son of former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell.
December 29, 1995 |
Page 70 of yesterday's Daily News served as a strong morning cup of coffee for the Eagles arriving for work. The page was thumbtacked to the bulletin board just inside the locker-room door, with two key paragraphs of quotations from Detroit's Lomas Brown highlighted in yellow ink. You might have heard that on Wednesday, Brown guaranteed a Lions victory over the Eagles in tomorrow's wild-card playoff game at Veterans Stadium. In case you missed it, here are some of the bold excerpts from the Pro Bowl tackle: "There is no question in my mind that we're going to win this game.
May 28, 1997 |
Nearly 8,000 gallons of airplane fuel spilled from an 18-wheel tractor-trailer that overturned on the Pennsylvania Turnpike yesterday morning near Morgantown, rerouting westbound traffic for six hours. No one was injured in the accident, which involved the truck and two cars behind it, said Cpl. John Rigney of the state police. The fuel, similar to kerosene, is not flammable until it reaches 110 degrees. An undetermined amount of fuel seeped into the soil and two tributaries of the Conestoga Creek, stocked with trout for fishing.
March 9, 2009
If at some point the government requires power plants to capture their emissions of carbon dioxide, a key challenge will be what to do with the stuff. Some have advocated storing the heat-trapping greenhouse gas deep underground. Engineers at Pennsylvania State University have come up with a clever alternative: Turn it back into fuel. They combine the carbon dioxide with water vapor to make methane, the primary component of natural gas, which can be burned in a generator. The concept is not new, but the chemical reaction, which also yields oxygen, requires a lot of energy.
March 8, 1990 |
The prospective owner of the Airport Industrial Mall is trying to work out a deal to bring a company that assembles fuel tanker trucks to the mall. A representative of the new owner - a family group operating as AIM Corp. whose principals thus far have remained anonymous - asked the Sadsbury Township supervisors Monday to waive conditions that would require the group to install roads and sewers. Frank LaMarr, the representative, told the supervisors that if the township gave Robert G. Watkins Jr. of East Fallowfield the green light to move his airplane fuel-truck business from Concordville to the mall, the mall's buyer would not ask for other special favors.
June 5, 2012 |
In another development on the alternative-fuels front, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection says it is looking for suggestions on how to dole out $20 million in grants to help municipal and commercial vehicle fleet owners convert to compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas. DEP has set up a website that offers information on its Natural Gas Energy Development Program as well as existing NGV fueling tools and...
September 6, 1995 |
Officials suspect that the oil and gasoline leakage from the BP storage facility may have spread to more properties, including an athletic field, and may be larger than first thought. The contamination is the result of 75 years of spills, not leaking pipes or tanks, according to company officials. Borough engineers said at a council meeting last night that a report released by BP last month shows fuel in the groundwater beneath the Mantua Avenue athletic field's parking lot. The field is across the street from BP Oil Inc.'s Mantua Avenue tank farm.
October 1, 1995 |
On this, the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II, probably very few people recall the role played in that Allied victory by the Sun Oil Co. in Marcus Hook and an expatriate Frenchman named Eugene J. Houdry. It was a role that not only hastened the defeat of the Axis powers, but gave future generations higher living standards and better modes of transportation. All because of better, cheaper gasoline. Sun Oil was a leading producer of the high-octane aviation fuel used during the war, and Houdry, then in his 40s, was the one who made it possible with development of the first successful catalytic process for refining crude oil. Catalytic, or "cat," cracking was a revolution in refining, the most important innovation in the history of the petroleum industry.
February 11, 1986 |
People who qualify for the federally funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program will receive an unexpected 20 percent increase in yearly grants to help heat their homes this winter, Gov. Thornburgh said yesterday. But even with the increase, most recipients still will be getting a significantly lower subsidy than they received last year. The state said it doesn't keep figures on the average subsidy granted statewide this year because of the formula's complexity. The Philadelphia Gas Works said its records indicate PGW customers who qualified for the subsidy have received an average grant of $139.