5. Infrastructure is moving in
Even though the price of gas has slowed the growth of the natural gas industry, production in Pennsylvania is moving right along and continues to break records, said the President of the Marcellus Shale Coalition David Spigelmyer. To read the full story, click here.
4. Pipeline opponents use study as ammo
Opponents of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline are asking Nelson County to study the impact of the line’s 35 mile route through Virginia County and are offering to supply information and expertise for the study. To read the full story, click here.
3. Reliable alternative to water could ease economic, environmental issues for gas drillers
Finding a new way to frack without using millions of gallons of water, could eliminate some of the industry’s most severe environmental challenges. To read the full story, click here.
2. Southwestern Energy expands in Marcellus and Utica
Southwestern Energy Co., based out of Houston, Texas, extended its footprint in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays. To read the full story, click here.
1. Utica well activity
The Utica shale has been a booming shale and drilling is still going strong. During the week of December 27, 50 rigs were operating in the Utica and five horizontal drilling permits were issued. To read the full story, click here.