Marcellus

Global Implications Of Shale Development

As we watch the development of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale in the Northeast, the implications are both obvious and subtle at the same time. The economic outcomes are measureable at the local level with new business opportunities for established shop owners as energy companies and their many contractors make a concerted effort to source goods and services within host communities.

U.S. Shale Development Points To Far-Reaching Effect Worldwide

Ten years after the shale revolution first took off in the North Texas Barnett Shale formation, large-scale shale development primarily remains a phenomenon unique to the United States.

MSC Unleashes Safety Report On Pipeline Boring Practices

The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) released “Recommended Practices for Pipeline Boring,” the seventh in a series of content-rich guidance documents developed by the coalition’s various subject-specific committees.

Charlie Joyce: Born And Raised To Be A Pipeliner

The hallmark of the pipeline business has always been symbolized by the handshake. Never has there been a better example of this tradition than with Charlie Joyce and his family, owners of Otis Eastern Service, Inc., in Wellsville, NY.

WGL Holdings Invests In Constitution Pipeline

WGL Holdings Inc., through its subsidiary, Capitol Energy Ventures (CEV) Corp., announced an equity investment of $68 million in Constitution Pipeline Co. LLC.

UGI, Tenaska Resources Sign Marcellus Shale Development Agreements

UGI Corp. has entered into agreements with Tenaska Resources LLC to jointly develop gas resources in the Marcellus Shale region in north-central Pennsylvania.

Editor's Notebook: Setting Standards

Some important news broke March 20 likely to have major implications for the oil and gas industry going forward. In Pittsburgh, which has become the business hub for the Marcellus Shale, a consortium of environmental organizations, energy companies and philanthropic foundations have formed the Center for Sustainable Shale Development (CSSD). The goal is to provide producers with certification of performance standards for shale development.

UGI, Tenaska Resources Team Up For Marcellus Gas Development

UGI Corp. and Tenaska Resources LLC will jointly develop gas resources in the Marcellus Shale in north-central Pennsylvania.

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?

GE Engines Powering First LNG-Fueled Drilling Rigs In Marcellus Shale

To reduce the environmental impacts and improve the economic performance of their U.S. unconventional gas production activities, energy developer Seneca Resources Corp. and drilling partner Ensign Drilling have installed two of GE’s Jenbacher gas engines to power the first LNG-fueled drilling rigs of their kind in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania.

National Fuel Puts Pennsylvania Pipeline Project On Hold

National Fuel Gas Supply Corp. has asked FERC staff to drop the pre-filing proceeding for its 78-mile, 24-inch West to East-Overbeck to Leidy Project in Pennsylvania because of scheduling issues with Marcellus Shale producers and other potential anchor shippers.

Talisman Will Trim Marcellus Exploration

Canada's Talisman Energy is making even heavier cuts to its rig count in the Marcellus Shale natural gas play and will not reverse that trend until gas prices return to $4 per Mcf, CEO John Manzoni said.

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.