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The Butler Eagle, which bills itself as "Butler County's great daily newspaper," revealed itself to be little more than a propaganda organ of the Marcellus Shale Coalition. The recent article describing a program put on by Marcellus Outreach Butler and Section 27 Alliance which featured Raina Rippel, ...
It serves 20 customers in the Utica Shale in eastern Ohio and the nearby Marcellus Shale in West Virginia and western Pennsylvania. Blue Racer must remove the heavy hydrocarbons from the wet or rich natural gas to create the most value for its producers, and those natural gas liquid volumes ...

In 2016, the Marcellus Shale Coalition, a trade group representing the Shale gas industry in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, joined the "High Octane Low Carbon Alliance." Butane, a natural gas liquid produced by many "wet" shale wells, can raise octane levels -- but it's prone to evaporation, so ...
Airey and her classmates are part of TeenShale Network, a group of high school students working with Penn State scientists to monitor water quality in local streams around Marcellus Shale development. Penn State researchers and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection staff placed ...
He said the recent success stories of the Marcellus Shale aren't limited to meeting energy needs, but it's also about fueling job growth in other sectors. For example, he said Dow Chemical plans to invest $4 billion over the next five years to build or expand petrochemical complexes around the country, ...
Mainly dry-gas producer in the Marcellus Shale play in Northeast Pennsylvania, branching out to Ohio. Chevron Corp. (CVX) - Q1 eps forecast $1.47; Q1 last year $1.41. Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) - Q1 eps forecast $1.20; Q1 last year $0.95. Imperial Oil (IMO) - Q1 eps forecast $0.37; Q1 last year $0.30.

Cold weather and high winter heating load at both the beginning and end of 2017 contributed to a 28% price increase in the East, and prices in the Marcellus Shale region jumped 19% as new pipeline capacity allowed producers to meet a larger share of demand in previously inaccessible market areas, ...
The Briggs family, which filed the suit in 2015, argued that the principle shouldn't apply to natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation because it doesn't migrate unless fracking is used to release it. The Superior Court agreed and sent the case back to the county court. In a 97-page motion filed Monday, ...
He said the recent success stories of the Marcellus Shale aren't limited to meeting energy needs but it's also about fueling job growth in other sectors. For example, he said Dow Chemical plans to invest $4 billion over the next five years to build or expand petrochemical complexes around the country, which ...
“We have an abundance of gas in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia because of Marcellus shale,” he said. That refers to natural gas that's extracted from shale about a mile below the surface in a process called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. PUC spokesman David Hixson said the company could ...
There's a significant concentration of the wells in Northeast Ohio, particularly in Stark, Portage, Trumbull and Ashtabula counties, which sit farther to the north of the heaviest Utica development in southeast Ohio and west of Marcellus Shale development in Pennsylvania. ODNR spokesman Steve Irwin said ...
Jim Justice hailed it as the dawn of a new economic reality in the Mountain State, one that would help to boost longstanding economic king coal while jump-starting Marcellus Shale. It is believed that China Energy's investment will provide critical seed money to restart the state's petrochemical industries in ...
Since 2011, Southwestern had continuously operated gas wells on the adjacent property and had used hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation through the wells. In 2015, the plaintiff filed suit, alleging that Southwestern committed a past and continuing trespass and ...
In his appeal, the Briggs' attorney, Laurence Kelly, argued the rule doesn't apply to natural gas extracted through fracking because the gas contained in Marcellus Shale does not freely migrate. It's only freed by fracking – and the Superior Court agreed. “Traditionally, the rule of capture assumes that oil and ...
The suit alleges Southwestern operated two wells to extract natural gas from a Marcellus Shale formation under the Briggs' property since 2011. The Briggs were never compensated for the gas, however, because the wells are on a neighbor's land. Southwestern has a lease with the neighbor but not the ...
According to the report, Pennsylvania reported the largest net increase in natural gas proved reserves, adding 6.1 Tcf as a result of development in the Marcellus Shale play in the Appalachian Basin. The Marcellus shale extends across New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky.
Independent producer Cabot Oil & Gas, which has made its mark as the major dry-gas producer in the Marcellus Shale play in Northeast Pennsylvania, is branching out, both geologically and geographically. The Houston-based company is preparing to drill a handful of test wells in Ashland and ...

Independent producer Cabot Oil & Gas, which has made its mark as the major dry-gas producer in the Marcellus Shale play in Northeast Pennsylvania, is branching out, both geologically and geographically. The Houston-based company is preparing to drill a handful of test wells in Ashland and ...
Sales from those wells are scheduled to occur by the end of the year. It is also completing a six-well Marcellus Shale pad in Tyler County, WV, with first production expected in June. BRMR currently produces 100 MMcfe/d across 119,000 net acres in Ohio and West Virginia. BRMR is traded over-the-counter ...
The industry failed for years to pass a more comprehensive pooling law for shallower formations in the state such as the Marcellus Shale over lawmakers' concerns for property rights. It also dropped a controversial joint development proposal last year that would have allowed unconventional drilling to ...
The company plans to drill approximately 85 wells in the Marcellus Shale this year. Stark said Cabot has spent almost $5 billion in Susquehanna on wages, supply purchases, equipment rentals, well drilling and pipeline construction. Landowners in Susquehanna and a neighboring county have earned ...
Marcellus Shale driller plans to drill test wells in Ashland and surrounding counties, will present at Utica Midstream Conference. Cabot Oil & Gas is getting ready to drill test wells in Ashland and surrounding counties in north-central Ohio. “We've got a really neat group of geologists who think they see ...
The young company also has offices in Houston and an indirect sales channel with seven people selling DxT3's services in the Marcellus Shale play. “We're looking for acquisition targets to build the platform,” Santo said. The plan is to accelerate hiring in Pittsburgh in 2019, Mroz said, and part of the ...
State Impact Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania environmental regulators put a call out Friday for the public to weigh in on their draft final general permits to address methane emissions from new Marcellus Shale well sites and other natural gas facilities. Methane is the main component of natural gas. Compared ...
Pennsylvania environmental regulators put a call out Friday for the public to weigh in on their draft final general permits to address methane emissions from new Marcellus Shale well sites and other natural gas facilities. Methane is the main component of natural gas. Compared to carbon dioxide, it's much ...
Reached by email, Erica Wright, vice president of communications and membership with the Marcellus Shale Coalition, an industry trade association and lobbying group, pointed back to a previously released statement. It reads, in part, “since 2012, Pennsylvania's natural gas impact tax has generated $1.5 ...
Tom Wolf continues to push for a severance tax on natural gas extraction in Pennsylvania, arguing that drillers haven't paid their fair share while raking in huge sums of cash from the Marcellus Shale boom. It's a theme that carried over from his first campaign and through his first years in office, and it's ...
The state also has horizontal drilling in the shallower Marcellus shale play. Other states with huge numbers of wells and permits include Pennsylvania, Colorado and Texas, Deziel noted. Why did STI numbers keep growing even after shale gas permitting dropped dramatically? The drop in the number of ...
CLARKSBURG — While the extraction of West Virginia's natural gas is conducted by larger businesses, the Marcellus Shale has also provided opportunities for local support companies to grow and flourish, some of which have only been established during the past few years. Charlie Burd, executive ...
Any new petrochemical investments made in the region could be up to four times as profitable as similar projects along the Gulf Coast, according to a study released Tuesday. The study by London-based IHS Markit concluded that an abundance of low-cost ethane is available in the Marcellus Shale region, ...
David Spigelmyer, president of the gas trade group, the Marcellus Shale Coalition, said the IFO report shows regular Pennsylvanians will feel the sting of a new tax. “Lawmakers should heed this warning and focus instead on pro-growth policies that expand natural gas production and use,” said Spigelmyer.
There, environmental extremists prevailed upon state legislators to prevent the construction of pipeline capacity that could give the state access to the cheap and plentiful natural gas from the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania. A win for the environment? Not exactly. A recent editorial in the Boston Globe ...
The report, by IHS Markit, was financed by an Ohio economic-development group and is part of a broader campaign to attract the petrochemical industry to the parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia that sit atop the Utica and Marcellus shale formations. By taking on the Gulf Coast, the economic ...
On average, tapping into ethane feedstock from the Utica or Marcellus shale would cost 32% less if used in Appalachia than along the Gulf Coast, he said. Cracker plants take ethane gas and process it into ethylene and polyethylene – materials that form the basic ingredients of plastics and countless ...
Allegheny Township and Huntley & Huntley, the Monroeville-based exploration and drilling company, recently finalized an excess maintenance agreement for $597,000 to pay for damage and impact to roads for the development of the Marcellus Shale natural gas well, known as the Porter well pad, near ...
Companies like Range Resources Corp. and CNX Resources Corp., both big producers in the Marcellus Shale, have spent the time since the shutdown making other arrangements for the between 10 and 14 days that Mariner East 1 is expected to be offline. Just how much of an overall impact from the ...
Houston, 7 March (Argus) — Cabot Oil & Gas, EQT and Consol Energy are at the top of a list of the most productive operators in the Marcellus shale in Appalachia, according to private equity firm Baird Equity Research. Baird's analysis ranks operators based on consistency and the magnitude of productivity ...
Drilling and natural gas production have been going full bore in Washington and Greene counties, according to a report from the Pennsylvania Independent Fiscal Office. Its Natural Gas Production Report, for 2016 and 2017, shows Washington was first among the 67 counties in the state in the number of ...
As StateImpact Pennsylvania recently reported, disparities in how mineral royalties are paid spans the Marcellus Shale, and it's popping up in other oil- and gas-rich regions across the country. It stems from a complex web of laws, court rulings and legal jargon that determines how money is distributed to ...
In its weekly release, Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE - Free Report) reported an increase in total rig count in the United States. About the Rig Count. Baker Hughes' data, issued since 1944 at the end of every week, helps energy service providers gauge the overall business environment of the oil and ...
The number of rigs exploring oil and natural gas in the United States increased, courtesy of the addition of two gas rigs in the Marcellus shale play. Crude pricing scenario has been healthy after the OPEC members agreed to extend the production curb deal beyond first-quarter 2018. Given that oil has been ...
The United States added three rigs for the week ended Friday, helped by gains in Oklahoma and in the Marcellus Shale, according to data from Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI). U.S. producers added two natural gas-directed rigs and one oil-directed rig to end the week at 981 active units, up from 756 rigs running ...
Further, the streamlining of the portfolio is in sync with the company's aim to increase its focus on Marcellus shale, which generates solid returns. Increased focus on the Marcellus shale will help the company deliver double-digit growth per debt-adjusted share from the region. Cabot's Marcellus program ...
Eclipse Resources Corp. is monitoring results from two Marcellus Shale condensate wells in southeastern Ohio, where few others like them have been drilled, which could de-risk the company's other locations. The company drilled and completed the wells in Monroe County last year and placed them to ...
Walker said the strength of Range's assets in the Marcellus Shale continue to surprise in a positive way. Ventura called it the result of a solid plan as well as “high quality rock and team.” Range has 39.8 trillion cubic feet of potential natural gas in reserves and that's just in the Marcellus, with the potential for ...
Development of the Marcellus shale changed Pennsylvania from a net importer to a net exporter of natural gas in 2015 and made it one of the major net exporters of energy in the country, according to an Energy Information Administration analysis in July. From December 2016 to June, employment in the oil ...
“Drillers in the Marcellus Shale have been aware that frack fissures extend from 200-300 feet from the wellbore. They have taken that effective wellbore length issue into consideration when they form production units,” he said. “And I don't think this is going to change much, you may see additional protective ...
Development of the Marcellus shale changed Pennsylvania from a net importer to a net exporter of natural gas in 2015 and made it one of the major net exporters of energy in the country, according to an Energy Information Administration analysis in July. From December 2016 to June, employment in the oil ...
Scientists at the Environmental Defense Fund calculated that Pennsylvania's Marcellus shale industry is emitting twice as much methane as companies are reporting to the state's Department of Environmental Protection. The analysis, posted to the group's website, is based on 16 peer-reviewed studies ...
Scientists at the Environmental Defense Fund calculated that Pennsylvania's Marcellus shale industry is emitting twice as much methane as companies are reporting to the state's Department of Environmental Protection. The analysis, posted to the group's website, is based on 16 peer-reviewed studies ...


 

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