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  • FirstEnergy Projects Support West Virginia Shale Gas Boom

    FAIRMONT, W.Va., Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) is working on about $100 million in new transmission projects and is evaluating additional system upgrades to support northern West Virginia’s rapidly expanding Marcellus Shale gas industry. The new transmission facilities will also enhance electric service reliability for Mon Power’s customers. The new facilities […]...
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  • Shale Gas Is Here To Stay – Here Are Ways To Keep It Safe And Productive

    Though the New York governor recently made a pretense of banning fracking in the state (it was already not allowed) and the California governor said they should do the same thing, they’re both being a little hypocritical. New York would have brown-outs without the energy they buy from Pennsylvania fracking and California has no fracking […]...
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  • Feds approve another pipeline expansion to accommodate Marcellus Shale

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved an addition to the interstate Transco pipeline that will help more Marcellus Shale gas get to New Jersey. The Leidy Southeast line is essentially a series of “loops” totaling about 30 miles planned for both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. FERC overruled objections from environmentalists who say the line […]...
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  • Shale production expected to keep heating costs down

    With the majority of winter weather and temperatures still ahead, some might be worrying about the cost of heating. Dominion East Ohio expects increased production from Marcellus and Utica shale sites from Ohio and nearby states to provide enough natural gas to keep costs down this winter. Officials with Dominion East Ohio say that prices […]...
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  • Dominion East Ohio says shale gas will help keep prices moderate this winter in Northeast Ohio

    Cleveland-based Dominion East Ohio expects increased production from the Utica and Marcellus shale in Ohio and nearby states to provide ample supplies of natural gas at moderate prices this winter. “Once again, customers can set their thermostats with confidence this winter,” said Jeff Murphy, general manager — commercial operations. He said natural gas prices for […]...
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  • Pennsylvania attorneys say shale work still strong despite low oil prices

    Most Pennsylvania attorneys are not worried that the current low energy prices will have any immediate effect on the state’s shale oil and gas-based legal industry. “We do not anticipate a slowdown in 2015, but if oil continues to plummet, we may see something in 2016 and going forward,” said Kristian E. White, a Steptoe […]...
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  • Fracking will boost Maryland’s economy

    Wenonah Hauter’s recent op-ed on the dangers of fracking in Maryland missed the mark completely (“There is no safe fracking, Mr. O’Malley,” Dec. 3). Ms. Hauter argues that Gov. Martin O’Malley “mishandled” the decision to allow fracking in the state. What she fails to acknowledge is that Mr. O’Malley had the state Department of Natural […]...
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  • Marcellus Shale Creating Regional Opportunities, National Growth

    Safe, job-creating American shale development continues to climb at a “breakneck pace”, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) monthly drilling productivity report released yesterday. And based on EIA’s new data, Reuters reports that our nation’s natural gas production growth is “driven primarily by output from the Marcellus.” President Obama recently highlighted these important shale-related […]...
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  • Marcellus Shale Development Creates Thousands of Skilled Craft Jobs

    SUGAR LAND–December 10, 2014–Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)–The boom in the Marcellus Shale has led to billions of dollars of capital investment and millions of hours of work for craft laborers that would not have taken place absent oil and gas development, according to labor researchers at the University […]...
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  • Marcellus Shale fuels lower natural and propane gas prices this winter

    Fueled by Marcellus shale development, natural gas prices in the midstate just went down 4.7 percent from summer as winter begins. That will leave natural gas prices about 0.9 percent lower than last winter, according to UGI Gas Service, which serves the midstate. Propane prices are also down, averaging about $1.50-$1.75 per gallon in the […]...
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