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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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  • 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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