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Marcellus operators are their own worst enemy

Oil and gas operators in Pennsylvania are facing an unlikely threat, their own productivity, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. The advent of hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale region has caused an influx of natural gas and oil. Next month, production is anticipated to reach 16 billion cubic feet per day, almost twice the production rate ...

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Shell Midstream Partners expects IPO to be priced at $19-$21/unit

Oct 20 – Shell Midstream Partners LP <IPO-SHLX.N>, a master limited partnership formed by Royal Dutch Shell Plc , said it expected its initial public offering of common units to be priced at $19-$21 per unit, valuing it at up to $1.42 billion. The Houston-based company’s offering of 37.5 million units will raise $787.5 million at the top end of ...

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Shale drilling in Ohio, neighboring states could support three large ethane cracker plants


JACKSON TWP. — Ohio’s Utica shale is generating enough liquid ethane to support several processing plants that can carry a price tag of several billion dollars. That assessment came Tuesday from Cleveland State University economist Iryna Lendel, a speaker at the daylong Utica Summit II at Kent State University’s Stark Campus. At least four of the so-called cracker plants that ...

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EPA says greenhouse gas releases from wells, pipelines decline


The U.S. oil and gas sector reduced greenhouse gas emissions from well sites, pipelines and processing facilities last year despite the industry’s continued growth, the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday. Use of technology and improvements in hydraulic fracturing techniques in natural gas production led the way, accounting for a 73 percent decrease in methane released by that process since 2011, ...

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Marcel-Hiss shale: snake handlers needed

It have being a murderous rattlesnake!

Shane Thielges | Shale Plays It’s no secret the shale drilling revolution revitalized industries nationwide. Oil and gas company growth exploded, of course, but just as well known are the benefits to pipeline construction, manufacturers, railroads and safety equipment, to name a few. Considerably less-discussed: snake handlers. Columbus Business First reports that business opportunities in the Marcellus shale are booming ...

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Beaver County to receive nearly $3.1 million up-front, drilling royalties

construction beaver pleased to have been paid

David Taube | Beaver County Times BEAVER — Beaver County Commissioners plan to vote Thursday on a multimillion-dollar Marcellus shale drilling lease involving two county parks. The agreement calls for nearly $3.1 million to be paid within 90 days, sets a 17 percent royalty where certain post-production costs can be deducted, and allows pipelines to be constructed under park property ...

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Pittsburgh attorney wants to bring more attention to pipeline companies


Madasyn Czebiniak | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Kevin K. Douglass swears that it’s just coincidence that he is now president of a foundation his father founded some 35 years ago. Mr. Douglass became involved with the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation because his law firm, Downtown-based Babst Calland, is focused on the energy sector. He was appointed president of the nonprofit organization ...

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Balancing gas pipeline expansion, environmental unease a problem in Pennsylvania

Oil Pipeline

David Conti | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review The pipes that energy companies need to move record amounts of natural gas from Pennsylvania shale to profitable markets run between 36 inches and 42 inches wide. The line companies must walk between the rush to build and trampling over communities in their path can be much narrower. “It’s a balancing act,” said Chris Stockton, ...

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New research: Gas development might impact forest birds


Brendan Gibbons | The Times-Tribune LA PLUME TWP. — The natural gas industry is encroaching into the state’s deep forests and early research shows an avian entourage is along for the ride. Penn State researchers have observed human-associated species that love forest edges — American robins, blue jays, brown-headed cowbirds and mourning doves, to name a few — in higher ...

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