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  • State’s gas wells boost production by 30 percent

    Pennsylvania’s unconventional gas wells continued to blast production records out of the water last year, pumping out nearly 4 trillion cubic feet of gas. According to data the state Department of Environmental Protection released last week, operators working in the Marcellus Shale industry reported producing nearly 1 trillion cubic feet more gas in 2014 than […]...
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  • Record production from the Marcellus shale

    Despite low prices and a declining rig count, gas production from the Marcellus shale play is booming. Last year was another record-breaker for Marcellus gas production in Pennsylvania, with H2 2014 output up by more than 30% year on year – to 56.6 billion cubic metres – according to data released last week by the […]...
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  • Study finds relatively low emissions of methane from major US gas fields

    Data show that methane emissions from major natural-gas fields in the eastern and central United States are relatively low, suggesting that overall methane emissions from gas production may not be as high as feared. Total methane emissions from three regions — the Haynesville, Fayetteville and Marcellus formations — average about 1% of the gas produced […]...
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  • UGI plans $160M Marcellus Shale pipeline to serve Snyder County power plant

    UGI Corp. said Wednesday it plans to build a 35-mile, $160 million pipeline to move natural gas to a new power plant near Shamokin Dam in Snyder County. The 1,000-megawatt Hummel Station power plant, to be fueled by Marcellus Shale gas, will be constructed where Sunbury Generation has a retired coal-fired plant. Read the full […]...
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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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