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Marcellus.com top 5 stories of the week 9/1 – 9/7

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1. U.S.A. has become the #1 natural gas producer in the world According to the BP 2014 Statistical World Energy Review, the U.S. now produces 328 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day, up 20% from five years ago. This makes it the most productive country in the world, supplying 20.5 percent of global natural gas. Second place now belongs ...

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Shale wizard McClendon: “Utica best in the U.S.”


Shale Thielges | Shane Plays Media In Aubrey McClendon’s view, the Utica shale is “the best gas rock in the U.S.” Speaking Thursday at the Dallas Energy Conference, the pioneering wildcatter widely credited with discovering the potential of the Marcellus shale proclaimed his excitement regarding America’s fastest-growing energy source, Columbus Business First reports. McClendon’s new company, American Energy Partners, has invested over ...

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Kinder Morgan moves forward on Utica pipeline to Canada


Stephanie Ritenbaugh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Kinder Morgan Energy Partners is launching a binding open season for drillers to secure capacity on a pipeline that will ship ethane and propane from the Utica Shale to Canada, the Houston midstream giant said Thursday. Under the Utica To Ontario Pipeline Access (UTOPIA) project, Kinder Morgan will build and operate a 240-mile, 12-inch diameter ...

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Shell taps Utica Shale in northeastern Pennsylvania


Royal Dutch Shell said it has two new Utica wells in an area in northeastern Pennsylvania where it’s among the first companies to bet on the Utica Shale formation in that part of the region. The Dutch energy giant has been reshuffling its shale gas portfolio in the U.S. Earlier this month, the company added 155,000 acres to its hot ...

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Gas drilling company withdraws application for forced pooling in Western Pennsylvania


John D. Oravecz | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review A fight over whether a Texas company can drill for oil and gas in Western Pennsylvania without consent from some landowners ended on Friday, a state regulator said, when the company withdrew its application for forced pooling. Hilcorp Energy Co. of Houston had reached agreements with most owners of gas rights in Lawrence and ...

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Ohio’s biggest Utica shale winner is a government agency that will share the wealth


Bob Downing | Akron Beacon Journal Akron area residents who make the 110-minute trip to Piedmont Lake in southeast Ohio for a weekend of fishing, camping, hiking and boating can see that something has happened. There’s a new marina, docks, seawall, paved parking and enlarged boat launch ramp and an improved restaurant-boat rental facility. The improvements were “a godsend … ...

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Fracking comes closer to Akron-Canton area in experimental oil-and-gas drilling of Clinton sandstone


Bob Downing | Akron Beacon Journal A Texas oil and gas drilling company is exploring the Clinton sandstone formation in Stark County to determine whether there is another layer of riches to be exploited in Ohio. EnerVest Ltd., based in Houston, has drilled several miniaturized horizontal wells, mostly around Louisville and Alliance in northeast Stark County, to test the potential ...

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Hold your ground: Ohio land rights cases head to Supreme Court


Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media Two lawsuits that could determine the future of Ohio’s mineral rights rules headed to the state Supreme Court this week. In two separate filings, Ohio mineral rights owners have contended they are owed a share of royalty payments due to shale gas drilling on their properties, reports WOSU Public Media. The outcome of these ...

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Potential oil window is last gasp for Utica Shale


Burton Speakman | Youngstown Vindicator YOUNGSTOWN Jim McKinney, senior vice president and general manager from EnerVest, a Houston-based company, said his company believes that with changes in drilling techniques, activity will increase in the oil-rich northern part of the Utica Shale, which includes Trumbull County. “When companies first drilled, they were using the same techniques they were using in the ...

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Small quakes triggered by Utica shale fracking occur in Harrison County in late 2013

Bob Downing | Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio) There is new evidence that small earthquakes triggered by hydraulic fracturing rocked Ohio’s Harrison County in late 2013. The nearly 500 micro-quakes occurred from early October to mid-December about 42 miles southeast of Canton near Clendening Lake in an area with no recorded earthquakes, according to seismologist Paul A. Friberg. Friberg, of the ...

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