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  • Marcellus Shale production numbers break another record

    Drilling companies in Pennsylvania have broken yet another record, as shale gas production jumped 30 percent last year, according to new data released by the state Department of Environmental Protection. Marcellus Shale drillers produced more than 2 trillion cubic feet of gas in the second half of 2014. Throughout all of last year, they produced […]...
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  • Local municipalities benefit from Marcellus Shale funding

    CLARION – Since former Gov. Tom Corbett enacted impact fees on Marcellus Shale drilling in 2012, every municipality has received portions of the more than $1 million in funds awarded to Clarion County over the past three years. Clarion County Commissioner Wayne Brosius explained that the money is distributed to the townships and boroughs directly […]...
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  • Natural gas production out performs coal seams

    During 2014, and for the first time ever, the amount of gas Consol Energy produced from the Marcellus and Utica shales surpassed the amount it extracted from coal seams, which have been the company’s main source of gas for a long time. According to Consol, the Marcellus and Utica shales production accounted for 54 percent […]...
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  • Pipelines key to growth in shale industry

    Natural gas producers struggling with prices that recently hit two-year lows are increasingly looking to pipeline builders for relief. They hope projects such as the Constitution Pipeline and Atlantic Sunrise being built by Tulsa-based Williams Cos. will ease a glut of gas in Appalachia by expanding how much fuel they can deliver to profitable markets. […]...
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  • Ohio shale brings down state unemployment rates

    Over the past several years, unemployment rates in Ohio counties with shale production have been on the decline. Counties in the Utica production region have shown a 66 percent decline in total unemployment since 2010, the counties are Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Belmont, Guernsey, Noble, Jefferson, Mahoning and Trumbull. The most active county, Carroll, has decreased […]...
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  • Marcellus-Utica Midstream Conference host anticipates great turnout

    Over 20 keynote speakers and nearly 200 exhibits are on agenda this year for the sixth annual Marcellus-Utica Midstream Conference and Exhibition in Pittsburgh. Last year, the conference brought in over 1,800 attendees and despite industry cutbacks, editor-in-chief of Midstream Business and conference host Paul Hart says registration to this point has already surpassed last […]...
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  • Officials plan shale fact-finding trip to North Dakota

    PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A dozen local officials are heading north this winter to learn how a North Dakota city at ground zero of the shale boom dealt with a rapidly growing population. The mayors of Parkersburg, Vienna, Belpre, Ohio, and Marietta, Ohio, hope to apply lessons from Minot, North Dakota, to what the Mid-Ohio […]...
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  • The natural gas rig count brings back investors’ confidence

    The major basins’ natural gas rig count in the US increased by two from the previous week to 340 for the week ending December 26. Key additions occurred in the “other” rigs category. Gas rig counts increased by five for the week. “Other” rigs represent rigs in basins that are smaller or rigs that don’t […]...
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  • Utility users to benefit from natural gas price drop

    The recent drop in natural gas prices will show up in some Western Pennsylvania consumers’ heating bills earlier than others. Peoples Natural Gas Co. lowered its commodity charge for Equitable Gas customers by 35 cents per thousand cubic feet to $3.15 effective Thursday. The average customer will see their bill drop by about $3 a […]...
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  • UGI Seeking Federal Approval for $150M Gas Pipeline in Central PA

    VALLEY FORGE, PA—UGI Energy Services has submitted a pre-filing request to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) to approve plans to construct an approximately 35-mile pipeline to bring additional interstate natural gas supplies, potentially including supplies produced in the Marcellus and Utica shale regions, to growing natural gas markets in central Pennsylvania. The pipeline would […]...
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