Pipelines and Power: How New Infrastructure Could Uncork The Marcellus-Utica NatGas Bottleneck (published Jan. 18, 2017)

Appalachia NatGas Looks To The Future

The rush is on to build more natgas-fired power-gen in the PJM. But to tap the Marcellus/Utica supply, Appalachia will need more pipes. And that’s the issue that has plagued the region for a decade.

Get the whole picture in this 20-page special report compiled for you by NGI's veteran gas reporters and analysts who are watching developments as they unfold.

The Appalachian Basin hit a roadblock in 2016, as pipeline projects struggled to move forward and a storage glut slowed the region’s previously rapid production growth.

With rebounding oil prices likely to mean more associated gas in 2017, new takeaway projects can’t come online soon enough for constrained Marcellus and Utica shale producers.

WIth so much supply in question, you can’t afford to be left in the dark on Appalachia.

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The Report Includes:

  • Read about the big pipeline projects on the horizon and how regulatory timetables are shaping up for 2017
  • A look at the shift underway in U.S. power generation and what it means for Appalachia
  • A Brief glance at the PJM Queue and the number of power plants planned for the territory and basin
  • Insight on the 3Q2016 collapse of Appalachian natgas prices and the outlook for basis differentials moving forward
  • How President-Elect Donald Trump's policies could affect natural gas and power markets
  • How oil prices could impact Northeast natural gas producers

Companies referenced in the Report:
Antero Resources | Apex Power Group | Ascent Resources | Cabot Oil & Gas | Caithness Energy | Clean Energy Future | Consol Energy | Dominion | DTE Energy | Duquesne Light | Eclipse Resources | Energy Transfer | FirstEnergy | Fluor | Gulfport Energy | IMG Midstream | Memorial Resources Development | Panda Power Funds | Range Resources | Rev LNG | Rice Energy | Southwestern Energy | Spectra Energy | Tallgrass Energy | TransCanada | Williams

Projects referenced in the Report:
Algonquin Incremental Market | Appalachian Gathering System | Atlantic Coast Pipeline | Atlantic Sunrise | Caithness Moxie Freedom Power Generation Plant | Guernsey Power Station | Gulf Xpress | Lackawanna Energy Center | Mountain Valley Pipeline | Mountaineer Xpress | Nexus Gas Transmission | Oregon Energy Center | PennEast | Rockies Express Pipeline | Rover Pipeline | Stonewall Gathering System | Trumbull Energy Center

"What we're sort of seeing now is this increasing push back against any new incremental takeaway out of the Marcellus and Utica. Any regional demand, whether it's industrial or power within Appalachia, is really sort of a second way to grow production." -- BTU Analytics Analyst Matt Hoza

"Appalachia prices always crater when there is too much gas backed up in the field, which is what we saw during the third quarter...once winter is over, Appalachia basis differentials will likely slump again, and according to the forwards markets, aren't expected to see any meaningful recovery until 2018, after some of the big pipeline takeaway projects are online, primarily Rover and likely Nexus." -- NGI Director of Strategy & Research Patrick Rau

"There's two shifts, one is this switch to gas-fired generation at central power plants and the other is this increased interest in distributed energy systems based on combinations of gas-fired combustion systems and storage systems being sort of hybridized to give you local energy production and use." -- Pennsylvania State University Professor James Freihaut

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