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UGI makes direct connection between Utica well and utilities

UGI Utilities Inc. is now the first natural gas utility provider in Pennsylvania to establish a direct connection between a Utica Shale well and its distribution system. The new connection between a Utica Shale well and the utility system is the result of a partnership involving UGI and Shell Western Exploration & Production, Inc. (a division of Shell Oil). The ...

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Gas flare to light up part of Washington County

A massive, noisy natural gas flare will be visible next week in western Washington County, illuminating the first well that Range Resources Inc. drilled into the Utica Shale formation in five years. The flaring, an increasingly rare event in the Marcellus Shale gas play, is scheduled to begin Dec. 7 and will burn brightly for as long as a week ...

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Butler County firm Deep Well Services tackles tough gas wells

When Deep Well Services’ clients started talking about drilling higher-pressure gas wells with longer horizontal reach, they moved right into the Zelienople firm’s sweet spot. “The jobs with the longer laterals … that has to be done with a snubbing unit,” President Mark Marmo said of the unique equipment his company uses to complete shale wells. “For the higher pressure, ...

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Rice Energy reports impressive results from ‘Bigfoot’ Utica well

Rice Energy has reported that over the past five months its ‘Bigfoot’ well in Ohio’s Utica Shale formation has produced about 2 billion cubic feet of natural gas, according to The Times Leader. The latest production numbers indicate that the owners of mineral rights should begin to see substantial royalty checks in the near future. The average price for natural ...

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Nearly 300 attend public hearing on pipeline plan

PEARISBURG, Va. — Nearly 300 people attended the Giles County Board of Supervisors’ public hearing on a proposed natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia. The Roanoke Times reports that executives of the two companies pushing the 300-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline fielded questions Thursday night about the proposed route and the project’s environmental impact. They also were targeted by ...

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Monroe County processing plant set to open later this month

Officials at Blue Racer Midstream are diligently working to begin operations at its Berne processing complex in Monroe County by the end of this month, according to a report by the Associated Press. The company anticipates that the Utica Shale formation in Ohio will be home to more than 1,800 wells by the end of 2015, and the new facility ...

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‘Consolidation’ might be the word for some shale companies

The for-sale sign WPX Energy Inc. recently put on its Marcellus shale wells and land could signal more moves among natural gas producers struggling with low prices, observers say. “I do know a couple of companies that are interested in getting out of the basin,” Lou D’Amico, president of the Marshall-based Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association, said Tuesday. He ...

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38 new drilling permits issued in Utica Shale region

During the week ending on Nov. 8, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) issued 38 new permits for horizontal drilling in the Utica and Point Pleasant Shale plays, according to a report by the Morning Journal. One permit was issued in Harrison County, four in Guernsey County, six in Monroe County, 13 in Belmont County and 14 in Carroll ...

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Top 5 stories of the week

Here are the top five stories from Marcellus.com for the week of Nov. 10 through Nov. 14. 1. UPDATE: Are Halliburton and Baker Hughes playing monopoly? In an effort to minimize the impact of declining oil prices, the world’s second largest oilfield services company Halliburton is in preliminary talks with Baker Hughes Inc. discussing a possible merger. Yesterday, Baker Hughes released ...

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Texas company to seek buyers for Utica Shale acreage, other assets

Texas-based EV Energy Partners plans to sell off Utica Shale assets in eastern Ohio next year, along with its interest in related processing facilities. There has been “enough drilling activity and consistent result to de-risk our assets and acreage,” said John Walker, the company’s executive chairman. The value of the company’s Utica Shale leases has grown significantly, Walker said in ...

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