Pettis County Sheriff Kevin Bond said the explosion could be seen 12 miles away.
A record inventory of natural gas means one thing this coming winter; lower heating bills.
Residents in the Midwest can expect to pay 13 percent more for natural gas this winter, according to the Energy Information Administration.
The Public Service Commission says the surcharge will cost natural gas customers 75 cents per month.
Transportation officials say the city will replace all of its 300 buses, which mostly use diesel, to natural-gas over the next 12 -14 years.
This is the Illinois that many people never see — the sparsely populated southern tip where flat farmland gives way to rolling hills, rocky outcrops, thick forests and cypress swamps.
Fracking opponents say contamination has occurred, and contaminated water has been consumed by people, farm animals and wildlife.
Peabody hurt by lower prices for coal and competition from cheaper natural gas.
The company’s Chapter 11 petition listed $3.57 billion in assets and $3.07 billion in debts.
ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–If they wrote blues songs about the coal industry, they’d have plenty to sing about – as three major coal companies in St. Louis are under pressure from falling demand, tougher regulations and competition from natural gas. […]