September 19, 2015 |
In an assist to the shale-gas industry, the speaker of Pennsylvania's House said Thursday that Republicans will propose a "Keystone Energy Zone" to extend tax breaks to gas-hungry manufacturers. Rep. Mike Turzai (R., Allegheny), speaking on the final day of the Marcellus Shale Coalition's two-day conference in Philadelphia, disclosed the tax-break concept as a counterpoint to Gov. Wolf's plan to create a natural-gas severance tax. "Let's quit talking about this severance tax, and let's talk about how we improve usage," Turzai said during an onstage discussion with David J. Spigelmyer, the coalition's president, and K. Scott Roy, a Range Resources Corp.
September 17, 2015 |
After shifting its annual conference to Western Pennsylvania last year, the shale-gas industry returns to Philadelphia on Wednesday for a two-day gathering amid an economic climate substantially subdued from the industry's early go-go years. The Shale Insight 2015 conference at the Convention Center, sponsored by the Marcellus Shale Coalition, is placing an emphasis on the industry's ties to the Philadelphia region as a potential energy hub, if the pipelines to deliver shale-gas products can be built.
September 3, 2015 |
An affiliate of Maryland-based National Delivery Systems has bought a 131,000-square-foot industrial building at the Interstate Business Park in Bellmawr, N.J., for $4.91 million. Heller Road Partners purchased the property from Korman Commercial Properties, according to a statement from Colliers International, which represented the seller in the transaction. The logistics company had occupied the building prior to the deal and will remain there, Colliers said. firstname.lastname@example.org 215-854-2615 @jacobadelman
July 24, 2015 |
Gov. Wolf's environment secretary chaired the inaugural meeting of the Pennsylvania Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force on Wednesday in Harrisburg, assuring the natural-gas industry that the panel's job was not to create "a whole new set of regulations" and suggesting that a positive result could "ensure this industry's social license to operate. " John Quigley, secretary of the state Department of Environmental Protection, called the 48-member task force "an opportunity to assert national leadership, to demonstrate how this resource can be developed in a way that achieves environmental, business and community win-wins.
July 12, 2015 |
The shale gas industry and allies of Gov. Wolf ratcheted up rhetoric this week over a key component of the state's stalemated budget debate: Imposition of a severance tax on natural gas production. The Marcellus Shale Coalition says the proposed tax is the harshest in a series of hostile actions the Wolf administration has taken against the gas industry, one of the state's better-performing economic sectors in the last decade. "Since Gov. Wolf was elected, he has been talking about this industry being successful, but his actions really don't match the words," said David Spigelmyer, president of the coalition.
July 6, 2015 |
Nancy Glass slid open a door at her TV production company in Bala Cynwyd to a soothingly darkened room. There, video editor Travis Greene was tweaking the first episode of a Discovery ID special based on the book Let's Kill Mom . In another room on the same floor, three staff members were editing video shot earlier this year in Cuba for an episode of the Travel Channel coffee series Dangerous Grounds . "We do great incredible television in...
June 28, 2015 |
CAPE MAY - Lying 50 yards off the shore of a remote cove along a stretch of mud flats on the Delaware Bay - where prehistoric man once cultivated oysters with a kind of primitive aquaculture - modern-day researchers and aqua-farmers have been working hand in hand for more than a decade to seed and grow New Jersey's beleaguered oyster industry. And the results are paying off in a farm-to-table Cinderella story that has taken oysters out of the depths of blight- and disease-decimated shellfish populations, through the thorny trial and error of scientific research, and into a recovery phase that is producing a marketable product fit for gourmands.
May 14, 2015 |
After John C. Instone had served as an Army lieutenant in North Africa and Italy, he returned to his studies at what is now Drexel University. But on some weekends, his homework competed for his attention with the likes of the New Wynmar Ballroom, atop the Woolworth building on Ogontz Avenue near Church Lane. He was the trumpet player and leader of the 12-piece Jack Instone Orchestra, playing dance dates, mostly in Olney and Northeast Philadelphia from 1946 to 1949. Though the band was relatively short-lived, son John C. Jr. said, "he absolutely loved it. " On Saturday, May 9, Mr. Instone, 91, of Marlton, who retired in 1988 as president and CEO of SL Industries there, died at Virtua Voorhees Hospital.
May 9, 2015 |
When Stu Eli and Janet Morales started an online store called Three Potato Four in 2007, they quickly became known for their handpicked vintage finds, garnering loyal customers and national press. Then, a few years ago, the markets where they sourced those goods underwent a radical change. "A lot of TV shows came out - American Pickers , Storage Wars . That changed the marketplace, and a lot of weekend-warrior antiques dealers changed the whole price structure," Eli said.
May 6, 2015 |
JIM LAMPE was an outstanding three-letter athlete at William Penn Charter School who went on to a career laying the kind of turf he once trampled with cleats and sneaks. After his athletic career, which included playing baseball in the Mets farm system, Jim became a leader in companies that produce such products as Astroturf for playing fields. James M. Lampe Sr., who tore up the turf at his alma mater Penn Charter in four years as a star football running back and baseball infielder and also starred as a guard on the basketball team, died April 14 of complications of diabetes.