Marcellus

Chevron Taking Measured Approach To Shale Gas

Chevron, the second-largest U.S. oil company, added 228,000 acres in the Marcellus shale in May to follow up on its $3.2 billion acquisition of Atlas Energy, which gave Chevron its first big stake in the northeastern field.

EPA Proposes Air Quality Rules For Fracing

<p>On July 28, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a draft of new air quality rules for oil and natural gas applications, including processing plants and wells using hydraulic fracturing. The draft had not yet been entered into the federal record, but were available for review and announced upcoming public hearing meetings in Dallas, Pittsburgh and Denver.</p>

PUC Urged To Grant Utility Status To Gathering Company

Pennsylvania State Sen. John Blake is urging members of the state Public Utility Commission to grant utility status to Laser Northeast Gathering, a controversial move that would give the shale gas pipeline company the authority of eminent domain, or condemning private land for company use. Laser's request for a "certificate of public convenience" -- the document that would acknowledge the pipeline as a utility -- has been before the commission since last year.

El Paso/Spectra Seek Shipper Interest In Marcellus Ethane Pipeline

El Paso and Spectra announced that their jointly developed project, Marcellus Ethane Pipeline System (MEPS), is holding a 30-day open season.

Marcellus 2011: Big Play Sorting Itself Out

As the unfolding North American saga that is the unconventional resource revolution enters the next phase of what has seemed a fast and furious evolution, many are taking stock; surveying carefully from the current vantage point the ever-spreading opportunity sprawl below.

UGI Storage Reports Successful Open Season For Pennsylvania Storage

UGI Energy Service’s affiliate, UGI Storage Company, commenced service on April 1 for winning bidders of its initial open season to sell firm storage service from its natural gas storage assets located in north-central Pennsylvania.

MarkWest To Provide Midstream Services In Marcellus To Statoil

MarkWest Liberty Midstream & Resources, L.L.C. has signed a long-term agreement with Statoil Natural Gas LLC, an existing producer customer of MarkWest Liberty and a wholly owned subsidiary of Statoil ASA, to provide additional natural gas midstream services for Statoil’s rich-gas Marcellus acreage in northern West Virginia.

Water Reclamation Services For Marcellus Shale Producers

STW Resources Holding Corp. has signed an agreement to engage a fleet of mobile units for the treatment and reclamation of hydraulic fracture flow-back and produced waters from oil and gas production.

Testing Downstream Of Marcellus Treatment Plants Shows Water Safe

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said results of in-stream water quality monitoring for radioactive material in seven rivers showed levels at or below the normal naturally occurring background levels of radioactivity.

IPSCO Adds Pipe Threading Line To Meet Growing Demand

TMK IPSCO's premium pipe threading facility in Brookfield, OH recently began a two-week commissioning phase for its second thread line, which will allow the facility to thread pipes up to 13 5/8-inch diameter, up from the previous size range of 4-7 5/8-inch.

Millenium Launches Open Season

Millennium Pipeline announced April 1 a binding open season beginning April 1st and running through April 15th for shippers seeking firm transportation capacity commencing July 1, 2011, to support mainline expansions.

Momentum Announces Appalachia Gathering System In Marcellus Shale

M3 Midstream LLC, known as Momentum, announced March 31 that it has signed long-term gas gathering agreements with Chesapeake Energy Marketing, Inc. and Statoil Natural Gas LLC as anchor customers on its Appalachia Gathering System.

Partnership To Provide Midstream Services In West Virginia

MarkWest Liberty Midstream & Resources has executed a long-term agreement with affiliates of Chesapeake Energy Corporation to provide additional natural gas midstream services for Chesapeake’s substantial Marcellus acreage in northern West Virginia.

Dominion To Build Gas Processing And Fractionation Facility

Dominion has reached an agreement with PPG Industries on an option for Dominion to purchase land at PPG's Natrium, WV site for the construction of a natural gas processing and fractionation facility.

Water Reclamation Services For Marcellus Shale Producers

STW Resources Holding Corp., a water reclamation services company, has signed an agreement with Aquatech International of Canonsburg, PA.

Spectra Energy Holds Open Season For AIM Project

Spectra Energy Corp.'s Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC recently held a non-binding open season for the Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) project.

Linde Corporation To Build Marcellus Shale Gathering System

The Linde Corporation is constructing Laser Northeast Gathering Company LLC’s Susquehanna Gathering System in New Milford, PA.

Water Usage Analysis Shows Natural Gas Less Intensive Than Coal

A new report from the Worldwatch Institute concludes that electricity produced from natural gas uses less water than electricity from coal on a life-cycle basis – even when natural gas comes from deep shale formations.

Gas Pipeline Plans Hit Snag In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania's public utility regulators were advised to reject an effort by a Houston natural gas pipeline firm that could help it secure the power of eminent domain on private property. An administrative law judge recommended denial of an application by Laser Northeast Gathering Co.

Shale Gas Issues Yield To Adroit Community Relations Efforts

Interest in shale gas is being driven by concern about peak oil, pressure to develop secure domestic energy supplies and a need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Shale gas is also called tight gas or shallow gas. And, members of the conventional gas industry are experiencing some new challenges in the exploration, production and pipelining of this shale gas energy source.

National Fuel Gas Holds Open Seasons

National Fuel Gas Supply Corp. and Empire Pipeline, Inc., are holding two open seasons aimed at making firm transportation capacity available from the Marcellus Shale.

Chevron Acquiring Atlas Energy For $4.3 Billion

Chevron will acquire Atlas Energy for cash of $3.2 billion and assumed pro forma net debt of $1.1 billion in a deal that will provide Chevron with an attractive natural gas resource position primarily located in southwestern Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale.

El Paso Midstream/Spectra Energy To Develop Ethane Pipeline

El Paso Midstream Group Inc. has executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly develop the proposed Marcellus Ethane Pipeline System (MEPS) project. Terms call for El Paso Midstream and Spectra Energy to each own a 50% interest and jointly operate MEPS.

Energy Solutions Report: Natural Gas Prices May Begin To Rise By Mid-2011

On November 15, Energy Solutions, Inc. published its most recent educational analysis, <em>Natural Gas Price Outlook</em>. President Valerie Wood provided a summary of the contents: "Natural gas prices are at eight-year lows, and plentiful supplies have caused some analysts to predict sub-$5 natural gas prices as far out as 2015. If one is looking solely at supply and demand, that forecast may be relevant. But today, the price of natural gas is about so much more than just supply and demand.

BENTEK: Canadian Natural Gas Imports to U.S. Projected to Drop 30% by 2015

According to a new report from BENTEK Energy, LLC, Canadian producers face serious challenges as the continued growth of unconventional natural gas supplies and newly added pipeline infrastructure in the U.S. push Canadian imports out of the U.S. market. "<a href="http://www.bentekenergy.com/FCSRubyBigSqueeze.aspx">The Big Squeeze: Ruby, Canada and Marcellus</a>" examines the broad displacement of Canadian imports and its impact on the North American natural gas market, which will ultimately lead to curtailments in Canadian production.

Marcellus To The Rescue

Growing up in Pennsylvania, there was one thing you were sure of: you had to go elsewhere for a job that paid decently. I grew up in a small town in the once-bustling Lehigh Valley – an industrial powerhouse typified by its biggest employer, the now defunct Bethlehem Steel Corp.

Commencement of Majorsville Processing Complex Announced

NiSource Gas Transmission & Storage (NGT&S) and MarkWest Liberty Midstream & Resources, L.L.C., and The Energy & Minerals Group, have begun operations of jointly developed natural gas gathering, processing, and transmission projects in Majorsville, WV.

Baker Hughes Opens Marcellus Shale Repair and Maintenance Center

Baker Hughes announced Oct. 21 the opening of its Hempfield Township, Pennsylvania, repair and maintenance center. The facility will support natural gas well drilling, completion and production operations in the Marcellus Shale.

Project To Improve Marcellus Producers Access To High-Value Markets

NiSource Gas Transmission & Storage and UGI Energy Services Inc. are partnering to develop a natural gas pipeline to provide Marcellus Shale producers in Pennsylvania improved access to high-value markets.

Inergy Midstream Carving Gas Storage Niche In Marcellus

As we all know by now, it’s the midstream sector of the natural gas industry that is driving forward much of the activity in America’s energy sector, fed by the tax advantages offered through master limited partnerships. They come in all sizes, shapes and mixtures of businesses, which can often change on a moment’s notice or at an executive’s whim.