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MANUFACTURING: Industry's fortunes mirror GDP

MANUFACTURING: Industry's fortunes mirror GDP

Manufacturing continues the slow, steady improvement that has characterized the sector over the last few years, Berlin Metals President Boy Berlin said.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

Modernization charges irk consumer groups

In addition to improved electric and natural gas service, NIPSCO customers will get something else out of the utility's modernization plans: higher bills.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana should consider public-private model in meeting CO2 rules

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana should consider public-private model in meeting CO2 rules

On June 2, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency fired the first shot in the war on carbon dioxide. According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, 84 percent of Indiana’s electrical generation comes from coal-fired power plants. The new EPA rules will require Indiana to reduce our use …

July 15, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Sierra Club isn't just blowing smoke

DOUG ROSS: Sierra Club isn't just blowing smoke

In Indiana, at least, it ain't easy being green.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am
Gas line damages rise as summer construction surges

Gas line damages rise as summer construction surges

A summer rise in homeowners and builders striking natural gas lines and other underground facilities is underway, with utilities urging people to always call Indiana 811, a free service that will mark all underground utilities.

July 05, 2014 6:00 am

Gary-based energy producer buys pipeline, oil wells

GARY | An independent energy company based in Gary has made its third acquisition over the past eight months, this time so it can diversify more into natural gas production.

June 30, 2014 12:00 pm

Pence signs criminal code corrections into law

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has signed into law a measure correcting drafting errors in the new state criminal code that takes effect July 1 and preserving a tax credit for natural gas-fueled vehicles.

June 23, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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MANUFACTURING: Shipments rising despite weather, logistical challenges

MANUFACTURING: Shipments rising despite weather, logistical challenges

A Hammond service center, which is one of the largest distributors of tin mill and coated steel products, is starting to see 5 to 6 percent increases in sales. 

May 04, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Loosen coal's grip, but gradually

Kankakee Valley REMC CEO Dennis Weiss followed the standard line for Indiana utilities in seeking to protect coal-fired power plants, upon which the Indiana electrical grid leans heavily.

April 21, 2014 5:00 pm

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
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