Northeast LDCs Try to Include Marcellus in Portfolios

Although the development of the Marcellus Shale promises to bring a bounty of natural gas to the marketplace, officials with local distribution companies (LDC) in the Northeast told attendees at Platts' Appalachian Oil and Gas Conference in Pittsburgh on Monday that portfolio management was still a tricky business. Read More

Consol Lifts E&P Over Coal in Transformative Move

Consol Energy Inc. on Monday marked a transformative step to advance its natural gas-weighted exploration and production (E&P) business in the Appalachian Basin, not to split the coal operations as some had anticipated, but rather to sell a big coal subsidiary and shift from exploration to exploitation in the Marcellus, Utica and Upper Devonian shales. Read More

EPA Touts Algonquin AIM Project's 'Air Quality Benefits'

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) office in New England says it appreciates the air quality benefits that will accrue from Algonquin Gas Transmission’s Incremental Market (AIM) expansion slated to bring 342,000 Dth/d to the region, while at the same time expressing some concerns about other potential environmental impacts. Read More