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  • Ohio shale well production grows

    Ohio’s shale wells continue to show increased oil and natural gas production, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The rate of production growth tailed off compared with previous quarters, but state officials said shale wells produced more oil and gas than in previous quarters. The report includes horizontal wells in the Utica Shale, […]...
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  • America’s remarkable shale revolution and its benefits for all of us: Robert W. Chase (Opinion)

    To grasp just how remarkable America’s shale revolution is, consider that no country on any other continent has yet to replicate it. This energy boom has put the United States in the driver’s seat globally for oil and natural gas production and economic growth. The innovative use of horizontal drilling and multistage hydraulic fracturing (fracking) […]...
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  • Don’t derail natural-gas boom

    As Memorial Day kicks off the “summer driving season,” families across the region and the nation will be hitting the road. This year, thankfully, consumers are paying less at the pump while realizing significant energy-related savings – from home heating to electricity bills – due to responsible shale development. And in today’s economy, every bit […]...
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  • How the Marcellus Formation Is Transforming Energy Markets

    Natural gas produced through hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) in shale formations has transformed the energy industry across North America over the past decade. The US Citygate gas price has fallen from a peak of 12.48 per thousand cubic feet (tcf) in July 2008 to just 4.55 per tcf in February 2015, according to price data from […]...
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  • U.S. out-produces rest of world in oil and gas from shale

    The Institute for Energy Research in Washington, D.C., says that despite other countries having significant oil and gas reserves in tight shale plays, the U.S. is the only nation that has capitalized on the energy resources of it shale reserves. “The U.S. system of laws and regulations has led to the shale revolution here,” said […]...
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  • Marcellus shale gas abundance resulting in price cuts for customers

    Energy firms in the Marcellus shale region are passing on falls in wholesale gas prices to customers, due to increased production and lowered transportation costs, as UGI announcesa 10% price reduction. Prior to the US shale revolution, most of Pennsylvania was supplied by gas from the Gulf of Mexico at great transportation costs. A spokesperson […]...
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  • Marcellus April Natural Gas Production: Up 17.6% from a Year Ago

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration (or EIA) released its Drilling Productivity Report (or DPR) on May 11, 2015. The EIA estimates Marcellus shale natural gas production in April at 16.7 billion cubic feet per day (or bcf/d). That’s 0.4% more than March’s production and 17.6% higher than a year ago. Major oil and gas producers […]...
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  • Marcellus Shale to fuel compressed natural gas filling station near Tunkhannock

    A third compressed natural gas filling station is planned for Northeastern Pennsylvania with the help of a grant from the Commonwealth Financing Authority. Southwestern Energy NGV Services LLC will build the station open to the public along state Route 6 in Tunkhannock Township, Wyoming County using natural gas produced in the Marcellus Shale. The CFA […]...
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  • Pipeline expansion could bring more shale gas to Philly

    Philadelphia may be getting more Marcellus Shale gas if all goes well with plans for an expansion of the Philadelphia Lateral, a section of the Texas Eastern pipeline system. Spectra Energy, the pipeline company that operates Texas Eastern, has plans to enlarge the capacity of the pipeline that connects the transmission line to Philadelphia. Devin Hotzel, […]...
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  • The power of Marcellus: Real & impressive

    Impressive as they are, statistics tell only part of the positive economic story of Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale natural-gas industry. The stories of entrepreneurs who depend on and partner with the industry to succeed tell the rest. Former miner Frank Puskarich, 61, has seen his Hog Father’s Old Fashioned BBQ boom along with gas production, drawing […]...
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