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Nova Chemicals inks deal as anchor shipper for UTOPIA project

Houston-based midstream company Kinder Morgan Energy Partners announced it has received a long-term transportation agreement from Nova Chemicals Corp. to ship ethane and ethane-propane mixtures from the Utica Shale through its $500-million Utica To Ontario Pipeline Access (UTOPIA) project. The deal, the company said, means the project can advance, although more capacity remains available. The UTOPIA system is currently in ...

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Ohio college to offer oil and gas landman major, certification

An Eastern Ohio college is vying to become the first in the state to offer oil and gas landman certification, according to a recent report by the Marietta Times. The new major offered by Marietta College titled Land and Energy Management is being launched to give students an alternative to its well-respected petroleum engineering program. Oil and gas landmen hold ...

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Titusville charts course to reap new oil jobs

TITUSVILLE — The world’s first oil region is positioning itself for a second energy boom, from the Utica Shale formation. Titusville municipal and development officials hope to attract the lucrative oil and gas industry “back to where it all started.” The Titusville region was the birthplace of the petroleum industry when Edwin Drake successfully drilled for oil there in 1859. ...

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Columbia Gas parent to spin off pipeline operations

David Conti | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (Greensburg, Pa.) The parent company of Western Pennsylvania’s largest natural gas utility said Sunday it will split off its pipeline operations into a separate, publicly traded company. Merrillville, Ind.-based NiSource said it did not expect the separation of Columbia Pipeline Group to affect employment levels at its operations, which include Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania. ...

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Company reports record-setting Utica well for natural gas in West Virginia’s Tyler County


A well in northern West Virginia has become the biggest producer of Utica shale gas in the region that includes Ohio and Western Pennsylvania, its Texas-based operator has reported. The so-called Stewart Winland 1300U well, in Tyler County, also is among the biggest-producing shale wells in the United States, according to Magnum Hunter Resources of Houston. Well production began last ...

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Utica Shale energy companies divesting some holdings

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Akron Beacon Journal staff report Two companies involved in pipelines and processing facilities in eastern Ohio are divesting. Houston-based EV Energy Partners LP said Tuesday that it intends to divest its 9 percent ownership in Cardinal Gas Services LLC. That interest was being acquired by South Korea’s E1 Corp. and a South Korean consortium led by Samchully for a reported ...

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Companies look overseas to find customers for ethane


Stephanie Ritenbaugh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette As drillers have tapped the liquids-rich areas of the Marcellus, Utica and other shale plays, they’ve faced a quandary: There’s a lot of ethane coming out of the ground and not a lot of places to use it. That is expected to change. As the volume of natural gas liquids (NGLs) — including ethane, propane, ...

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Learning from the Marcellus to drill the Utica


Madasyn Czebiniak | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette In 2011, Jeffrey C. Dick was approached by a woman on the Garrettsville, Ohio, Board of Public Affairs. She was concerned about five Utica Shale gas wells being drilled nearby. “She was taking an approach to protect their water from potential contamination,” Mr. Dick said. “They’re a village of about 2,000 people, and they get ...

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Editorial: Drilling laws: Your rights

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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review editorial A Texas energy company’s withdrawal of a forced-pooling application spares a few landowners in Lawrence and Mercer counties unjust, unwanted natural-gas drilling. But the 1961 state law on forced pooling that the company cited remains an unconstitutional violation of private property rights. Having negotiated leases on all but 35 of 3,267 acres where it wants to drill ...

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Marcellus production keeps steadily increasing


J.D. Prose | Beaver County Times After Marcellus shale natural gas production topped 15 billion cubic feet per day in July, it is expected to surpass 16 billion cubic feet per day in October, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said Monday. The EIA’s Drilling Productivity Report said production in September was 15.8 billion cubic feet per day, the result of ...

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