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Marcellus and Utica Oil and Gas Jobs April 12

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The oil and natural gas industry is still alive and well in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. We’ve gathered a few of this week’s most recent job postings across the Marcellus and Utica. Whether you’re just considering a career in energy, or if you’re looking for a change, there are entry level jobs and jobs for experienced workers alike. Here ...

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Can Natural Gas Liquids save PA’s economy?

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The Mariner East II pipeline, a $2.5 billion underground pipeline that runs from Ohio to Pennsylvania for more than 300 miles, is well on its way to completion. A recent study conducted by IHS Markit discusses the impact of natural gas liquids (NGL) on the region. One of those impacts, of course, is infrastructure. The Study, titled Prospects to Enhance Pennsylvania’s ...

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Why the Marcellus and Utica are paying close attention to Norman Bay

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Norman C. Bay just resigned as chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), leaving a mess behind him. This is the entity that controls the power to approve contested electric transmission lines, natural gas pipelines and utility plans. He resigned after President Trump promoted Cheryl A. LeFleur to chair the commission. Now, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, FERC doesn’t have ...

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Uncovered DEP data reveals effects of fracking in PA

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The publicly funded and independent watchdog press Public Herald recently published the results of a three-year investigation in Pennsylvania that it says reveals “widespread and systemic impacts related to ‘fracking’.” The Herald first filed a request for records of complaints to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in 2011. The DEP declined to release the complaints, telling the Herald ...

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TransCanada receives approval for two Marcellus area pipelines

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The executive order that gave TransCanada the go ahead to pursue completion of the Keystone XL Pipeline stole the spotlight from two smaller, but still substantial pipeline projects received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). A TransCanada press release announced the approval for the construction of the Leach XPress and RayneXPress projects. Both will provide natural gas from the ...

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Mariner East II pipeline makes waves in PA

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It looks as though North Dakota isn’t the only state affected by pipeline struggles. Similar to arguments against the Dakota Access in Iowa, the eminent domain issue continues to frustrate landowners. A Dec. 29 article by Matt Miller in Pennlive.com reported that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal by Cumberland County property owners fighting against Sunoco Logistics, ...

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Natural gas pipelines increase in New England

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According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) Dec. 6, natural gas pipeline capacity in New England increased for the first time since 2010. This is due in part to the completion of two natural gas pipeline projects by Spectra Energy. The Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) project was put into service after approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), with ...

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OPEC agrees to cut production, US producers prepare to respond

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Have you been watching the price of oil? As this story is being written, WTI Crude sits at $51.37, up 31 cents. Yesterday, according to Reuters, Brent crude was at its highest in 16 months. Why the jump? Because the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed to its first oil output reduction since 2008. Members pledged to remove 1.2 million barrels ...

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Market Realist: Marcellus Shale production stays steady

Marcellus shale gas-drilling site along PA Route 87, Lycoming County. (Image: Nicholas A. Tonelli via Flickr)

The Energy Information Association (EIA) estimates that the Marcellus Shale’s natural gas production totaled 18.1 Bcf (billion cubic feet) per day in October, says Market Realist. That’s only marginally lower than September but up 9 percent from October 2015. Month-over-month, natural gas production growth in the Marcellus Shale has been relative steady in the past year. While the rig count ...

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Permits are up in the Marcellus and Utica

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Across the oil-rich Utica and the natural gas fields of the Marcellus, a slight increase in drilling permits could indicate drillers see hope in further production and development in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Susan Crowell from Farm and Dairy notes that greatest number of permists were issued in Belmont County, Ohio and Washington County, Pennsylvania. Since the shale play was discovered, ...

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