Marcellus

Crestwood To Acquire Antero Resources Marcellus Gathering Assets

Crestwood Holdings will acquire certain of Antero’s Marcellus Shale gathering system assets located in Harrison and Doddridge counties, West Virginia for $375 million in cash.

Williams Partners Acquiring Footholds In Marcellus Liquids, Utica Shale

Williams Partners announced March 19 that it will acquire Caiman Eastern Midstream LLC in the natural gas liquids-rich portion of the Marcellus Shale for approximately $2.5 billion.

Jobs Creation: Does The Gas Industry Really Matter?

<em>“At a time when national economic and employment indictors are uncertain at best, shale gas producers and their vast and dynamic supply chain are providing families and communities jobs and economic development. The Marcellus Shale is a case study in the transformative impact of the natural gas industry.” --Kathryn Klaber, President, Marcellus Shale Coalition </em> Before 2010 no one would use the word “transformative” to characterize the natural gas industry. And in the wake of the 2008 global financial meltdown, no one would have viewed natural gas as the fuel for national economic recovery. Nevertheless, in this presidential election year, both jobs and the gas industry should be on everyone’s radar.

Shale Gas Estimates Decline Sharply In EIA Report

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released a report showing drastically lower estimates of natural gas resources in the U.S. The agency estimated there are 482 Tcf of shale gas in the U.S., a decrease of more than 40%. The report also estimated the Marcellus region of New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia contained only 141 Tcf of gas. This is a decrease of 66% from earlier estimates of 410 Tcf.

Completing A Challenging Directional Drill In The Marcellus Shale

Your geologists found natural gas hiding thousands of feet underground. Your legal team negotiated rights of way with landowners. Your drilling team went down a mile or so, made a horizontal turn and “fracked” the shale bed, releasing the gas. Your well is producing. So now what?

Pennsylvania The New Hub Of Pipeline Work

Pennsylvania and the Marcellus Shale natural gas reservoir are emerging as a key focus of natural gas pipeline operators, as the increasing gas flow spurs projects to bring it to customers in the northeastern U.S. and possibly Canada.

New Marcellus Pipelines Could Encounter Opposition

Reuters reports that an equally vexing battle - if less controversial than hydraulic fracturing - now looms in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale gas region: ensuring that enough pipelines are built, quickly enough, to funnel the gas into the deep Northeast market.

Natural Gas Industry Spent $3.5 Million Lobbying In PA

A report by the <em>Scranton Times Tribune</em> found that the natural gas industry spent more than $3.5 million last year to lobby lawmakers and state officials on issues concerning Marcellus Shale gas extraction.

Pipeline Costs In Shale Gas Regions

Ziff Energy has released a report that analyses the costs for new natural gas transportation infrastructure in the seven North America shale gas regions: Marcellus, Eagle Ford, Haynesville, Barnett, Woodford, Fayetteville, and Horn River.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.