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  • Oil, gas production continues to rise

    Wells in Ohio’s Utica and Marcellus shale formations produced 5.58 million barrels of oil and 221.8 billion cubic feet of natural gas in the second quarter. Ohio’s shale wells produced a record amount of oil and natural gas in the second quarter of 2015, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Wells in Ohio’s […]...
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  • Other shales than Marcellus drawing industry attention

    The Marcellus Shale put Pennsylvania on the map as a gas-producing state, but other rock layers have the potential to keep it there far into the future.  Drillers have sought unconventional well permits for 12 geological formations other than the Marcellus, according to state records compiled and organized by MarcellusGas.org. The state Department of Environmental […]...
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  • New Poll: Overwhelming Majority of Voters Support Shale

    Pennsylvanians and Americans “overwhelmingly support” the safe and proven use of hydraulic fracturing to produce clean-burning natural gas, according to a national survey by Robert Morris University’s Polling Institute. Here are key poll takeaways: Support for fracing has also increased significantly – moving from 42.3% in 2013 to 55.9% majority today. Additionally, support for fracing in […]...
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  • Perry: Natural gas is Michigan’s energy future

    Utility companies across the country are transitioning away from coal power – long our electricity workhorse – and embracing greater use of renewable sources of energy and natural gas. This overhaul of our electricity mix is the result of stringent new environmental regulations and, most importantly, the shale revolution. Michigan is at the intersection of […]...
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  • Harvard Study: Shale the “Single Largest Opportunity to Improve Trajectory of U.S. Economy”

    A new Harvard Business School and Boston Consulting Group  report, titled America’s Unconventional Energy Opportunity, examines the “unprecedented, once-in-a-generation opportunity” that the U.S. energy revolution is delivering to all Americans. According to the Harvard experts’ analysis, in 2014 American energy development contributed $430 billion to U.S. GDP; supported 2.7 million jobs; saved of the average […]...
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  • U.S. shale boom: It’s a game changer

    According to research from a Harvard University economist, fracking-led oil and gas operations are a game changer for the U.S. The report, which was conducted by Harvard Business and Boston Consulting Group, states: “Our analysis shows that developing unconventional resources today is unlikely to delay the rollout of renewables. Instead, it can actually enable their […]...
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  • Keystone Clearwater announces acquisition by American Water Works Company, Inc.

    Exciting News – Keystone Clearwater Solutions, LLC has announced that American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK), has agreed to acquire Water Solutions Holdings, LLC, which is the parent company of Keystone. American Water is acquiring Keystone from Rex Energy Corporation....
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  • $1.5B pipeline coming to Butler County

    On Monday, Midstream MLP Energy Transfer Partners shared it has plans to invest $1.5 billion in an expansion project in southwestern Pennsylvania. The project consists of a new pipeline network and related support facilities that will be located in Butler County. It will provide 440 million cubic feet per day of capacity and will support […]...
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  • Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Production Up 12% over May 2014

    Marcellus Shale natural gas production The EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration) released its “Drilling Productivity Report” on June 8, 2015. The EIA estimates that Marcellus Shale natural gas production totaled 16.5 Bcf (billion cubic feet) per day in May. That’s nearly the same as April’s production level and 12.1% greater than production a year ago. Gas production […]...
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  • The Amazing Rise in U.S. Proven Natural Gas Reserves and Use

    U.S. proven natural gas reserves continue to soar to record highs. We now have some 360 Tcf of proven gas in the ground, recoverable under current market conditions, experiencing increases of 5-8% per year. Driven by the Marcellus shale play in the Appalachian Basin, Pennsylvania and West Virginia have registered the largest gains, with both […]...
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