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Shell commits to western Pennsylvania ethane cracker plant

Petrochemical plant. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

MONACA, Pa. (AP) — Shell Chemical Appalachia says it is building a petrochemical plant in northwestern Pennsylvania that will create up to 6,000 construction jobs and 600 permanent jobs once it begins production early next decade. The company has been buying various rights and property, including a former zinc smelting site in Potter Township, Beaver County, where the plant will ...

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Management Team Expanded to Support Growth in Marcellus/Utica Region

Audubon Field Solutions, a global provider of field, pipeline, and engineering services to the oil and gas industry, is pleased to announce two new executive hires and an expansion in Clarksburg, West Virginia. Photo: Pixabay

HOUSTON, TX–Audubon Field Solutions, a global provider of field, pipeline, and engineering services to the oil and gas industry, is pleased to announce two new executive hires and an expansion in Clarksburg, West Virginia. Kurt Newbrough was appointed to Director of Survey and Scott Shaver was named Operations Manager. They join the Audubon Field Solutions team after running their own ...

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Hand recount confirms defeat of anti-fracking charter amendment

Oil and gas drilling rig operating in the Marcellus and Utica shale formations of Ohio, USA.

YOUNGSTOWN — A hand recount of an anti-fracking charter amendment, the so-called Bill of Rights, confirmed that the issue was indeed defeated in the Nov. 3 general election. During a special meeting Tuesday, the Mahoning County Board of Elections certified a new vote total — 6,151 against and 5,852 for the amendment. The official result on election night was 6,143 ...

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Eco-group working to make invisible air pollution from Ohio’s Utica Shale visible to everyone

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BARNESVILLE — Peter Dronkers of Earthworks makes invisible air pollution from shale drilling visible to everyone. The viewfinder of Dronkers’ special infrared gas-recording camera shows billowing clouds or wispy leaks. What appears in the videos as wind-blown plumes of smoke are really pollutants that are invisible to the naked eye. Earthworks, a national environmental group based in Washington, D.C., quietly ...

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Gulfport Energy, Rice Energy forming new joint venture in Ohio’s Utica Shale

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Two of the key drilling companies in eastern Ohio have formed a new joint venture in the Utica Shale. Oklahoma-based Gulfport Energy Corp. and a subsidiary of Pennsylvania-based Rice Energy Inc. have agreed to develop natural gas-gathering pipelines and water services to support Gulfport’s drilling for natural gas in eastern Belmont and Monroe counties. Gulfport and Rice announced Thursday that ...

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Pipeline project to start

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CONNEAUT — Construction is expected to start next week on a natural gas pipeline improvement that will disrupt traffic along a 10,000-foot length of Route 20 on Conneaut’s west side. A pre-construction meeting is scheduled for today with the contractor, Roese Pipeline Co., of Kawkawlin, Mich., City Manager James Hockaday said. A five-foot trench will be dug in the westbound ...

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Antero Midstream to acquire water business for $1.05 bln

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Sept 18 (Reuters) – Antero Midstream Partners LP said it would buy Antero Resources Corp’s business that delivers fresh water to shale drillers in a deal valued at $1.05 billion. Antero Resources will also receive two $125 million earnout payments at year-end 2019 and 2020 if certain delivery targets are met. The unit delivers water from the Ohio river and ...

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Townships in Guernsey, Belmont counties are Ohio hot spots for oil, natural gas

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Guernsey County’s Londonderry Township is the reigning hot spot for oil from Ohio’s Utica Shale. It is home to the Top 5 oil-producing wells in Ohio in second quarter 2015, according to a new report from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. All fives wells are owned and operated by Oklahoma-based Ascent Resources (formerly American Energy Utica), an Aubrey McClendon ...

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MPLX to buy MarkWest for $15.63 bln, creating 4th-largest MLP

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Marathon Petroleum Corp’s master limited partnership (MLP), MPLX LP, will buy natural gas processor MarkWest Energy Partners LP for about $15.63 billion, a deal that will create the fourth-largest MLP by market value. The acquisition, which will create an MLP with a market value of $21 billion, will add natural gas processing facilities to MPLX’s crude-heavy portfolio. The deal comes ...

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Other shales than Marcellus drawing industry attention

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The Marcellus Shale put Pennsylvania on the map as a gas-producing state, but other rock layers have the potential to keep it there far into the future. Drillers have sought unconventional well permits for 12 geological formations other than the Marcellus, according to state records compiled and organized by MarcellusGas.org. The state Department of Environmental Protection has issued permits for ...

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