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Thanks to all who made Marcellus to Manufacturing a big success!
PIOGA's inaugural Marcellus to Manufacturing (M2M) Conference took place last Friday at the Energy Innovation Center, with the Pittsburgh skyline as a backdrop to the proceedings. The unique event focused on strategies for taking advantage of the region's abundant natural gas resources. Shown here addressing the group is Denise Brinley, Senior Energy Advisory for the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. We thank all who helped to organize the event, as well as presenters, sponsors and participants.
PIOGA members selected for alternative fuel grants
Two PIOGA member companies were among the 16 recipients of more than $2.6 million in Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants (AFIG) announced last Thursday by the Department of Environmental Protection.

Among PIOGA members, an award for $286,163 went to Vogel Disposal Service the purchase of eight CNG trucks, saving 56,000 gasoline gallon equivalents per year. Part of the dual-plug station will be open to the public. Also, Francis J. Palo, Inc. received $37,500 to purchase five CNG-powered pickup trucks.

The full list of grant projects can be seen here. The AFIG program supports markets for advanced, renewable, and alternative energy transportation technologies as a stimulus for opportunities that better manage Pennsylvania's fuel resources to improve the environment, support economic development and enhance quality of life. The program is funded by annual gross receipts tax on utilities.
DEP launches two electronic oil and gas permits
The well-drilling and ESCGP-3 e-permits are the latest electronic tools in DEP's continuing efforts to use technology solutions to improve customer service, reduce paper-driven processes and further protect the environment, the department emphasized. Online tools now can be used to file permit applications for surface coal mining, storage tank renewals, radiation protection renewal and other regulated activities. In addition, DEP has developed online processes to digitize grants systems, modernize facility inspection processes, and archive content for access by both staff and the public.

Board election results
We congratulate the following member companies and their representatives on being elected to three-year terms on the PIOGA Board of Trustees, effective with the November 15 board meeting:
  • Stan Berdell, BLX, Inc.*
  • Enrico Biasetti, NG Advantage LLC
  • Jack Crook, Diversified Gas & Oil*
  • Sam Fragale, Freedom Energy Resources LLC*
  • James Kriebel, Kriebel Companies*
  • David Marks, Dominion Energy Field Services
  • Teresa Irvin McCurdy, TD Connections, Inc./Hydro Recovery LP
  • Cliff Simmons, Stream-Flo USA, LLC
  • Gary Slagel, Steptoe and Johnson PLLC*



2018 Tax & Accounting Seminar

2018 Mix, Mingle & Jingle Holiday Party

2018 PIOGATech Air Quality Compliance


The Chadwick in Wexford will be a busy place for PIOGA members on Tuesday, December 18. It will be the site of a PIOGATech training on Air Quality Compliance. The training runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will provide updates on a variety of air quality compliance matters along with demonstrations of tools. Get the details here. PIOGA's Pipeline & Gas Market Development Committee also will be meeting that day, from 2 to 4 p.m. And then from 4:40 to 7 is our Mix, Mingle and Jingle Holiday Party. It will be a great opportunity to celebrate with your PIOGA colleagues. Now is the time to sign up as a sponsor to help spread some cheer!


Need a holiday gift idea? How about a PIOGA Centennial Commemorative knife? 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. The limited edition, collector quality knife and wooden storage box feature PIOGA's 100th Anniversary logo. It makes a unique gift for coworkers and industry colleagues. Order now!

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