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Natural gas smell blankets Munster, Hammond area

Several NIPSCO supervisors and crew members were in the Dyer and Hammond area Saturday trying to trace a strong odor of natural gas that blanketed the area.

March 29, 2014 9:11 pm
Lawmakers look at new ways to fund future, existing roads

Lawmakers look at new ways to fund future, existing roads

With demand for gasoline at historic lows due to consistently high prices and greater declines ahead under a new federal requirement that cars and light trucks have double the fuel efficiency by 2025, Indiana lawmakers have begun looking at alternatives to the gasoline tax for funding constr…

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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NIPSCO: Cold weather will hike bills

The severe cold weather has upended NIPSCO's winter bill forecast, with the utility now saying customers should expect natural gas bills for January that are on average $36 more than in January 2013.

February 04, 2014 2:30 pm
MANUFACTURING: Factories expect to see more growth in 2014

MANUFACTURING: Factories expect to see more growth in 2014

Manufacturing has been doing fairly well, and should see continued strength going into 2014, Berlin Metals president Roy Berlin said.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am
Ready-mix concrete firm saving big on alternative fuel

Ready-mix concrete firm saving big on alternative fuel

Ready-mix concrete maker Ozinga Bros. has been saving a significant amount of money by fueling its distinctive candy-striped trucks with natural gas, and is making the alternative fuel more accessible to the general public.

November 10, 2013 10:05 am

Consumer rep seeks comments on NIPSCO rate case

Indiana's state consumer advocate is seeking public comments on NIPSCO's request to undertake $713 million in natural gas system improvements and the cumulative 10 percent rate increase that would pay for them.

November 07, 2013 9:46 am

NIPSCO touts natural gas prices, storage

NIPSCO on Monday told state regulators it is prepared for the winter heating season with adequate natural gas supplies and reiterated customer bills figure to be just slightly above last year's.

November 04, 2013 12:30 pm
Indiana's air and water quality improvements may not be enough

Indiana's air and water quality improvements may not be enough

INDIANAPOLIS | The state's environmental regulator told lawmakers Wednesday he fears new, impossible-to-meet federal pollution standards will overshadow the progress Indiana has made in improving air and water quality.

October 30, 2013 12:45 pm
MANUFACTURING: Manufacturing continues to tick up

MANUFACTURING: Manufacturing continues to tick up

The manufacturing sector continues to improve, and the steel industry in particular has been buoyed by strong auto sales, Berlin Metals president Roy Berlin said.

October 20, 2013 12:00 am
NIPSCO wants to update infrastructure, raise rates

NIPSCO wants to update infrastructure, raise rates

NIPSCO plans a $713 million upgrade of its natural gas delivery system and is requesting annual rate hikes that would total more than 10 percent by 2020.

October 06, 2013 11:40 am

Natural gas rates to stay the same

NIPSCO customers can look forward to paying the same base rate for natural gas through 2020, after the utility reached an agreement with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.

September 04, 2013 1:00 pm

Indiana a leading state in manufacturing rennaissance

Manufacturing in the U.S. is undergoing a renaissance, and Indiana is among the biggest beneficiaries, according to a newly released study.

August 15, 2013 2:08 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Fracking is here to stay in Illinois,Indiana

GUEST COMMENTARY: Fracking is here to stay in Illinois,Indiana

You may hear a lot of discussion concerning a technique more-widely used in oil and natural gas production called “fracking” -- a fairly crude nickname applied to the process known as hydraulic fracturing. The process of hydraulic fracturing involves drilling a well and seeking to recover bu…

June 23, 2013 12:00 am

New law entitles recent vets to in-state college tuition

INDIANAPOLIS | Military veterans who return or move to Indiana after completing their service are entitled to in-state college tuition under a new law signed last week by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

May 04, 2013 5:15 pm Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: Unplug Hoosier tax for synthetic natural gas

GUEST COMMENTARY: Unplug Hoosier tax for synthetic natural gas

The Indiana NAACP Environmental Climate Justice Program advocates sustainability of our communities. We support energy production that is environmentally and economically cognizant. At the same time, we guard against energy projects that threaten Indiana’s communities, economy and job creati…

April 10, 2013 12:00 am
Steel: Forging a future

Steel: Forging a future

"We are competitive."

April 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Area students debate fracking at watershed meeting

VALPARAISO | Members of the Chesterton and Valparaiso high school debating teams will debate the pros and cons of fracking at Monday's meeting of the Valparaiso Chain of Lakes Watershed Group.

March 16, 2013 8:15 pm

NIPSCO to change to automated meters

NIPSCO plans to start installing automated meter reading equipment across its service territory during the next three years, starting next month in South Haven.

January 28, 2013 12:45 pm

Natural gas rates remain fixed despite warm winter

CHICAGO | Chicago’s 11th warmest winter on record has natural gas customers wondering why their heating bills do not reflect the relatively balmy temperatures.

January 20, 2013 12:00 am

Cedar Lake man critically injured in explosion at apartment

CEDAR LAKE | A Cedar Lake man apparently attempting suicide was critically burned Saturday after an explosion in his apartment, police said.

November 10, 2012 10:15 pm
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