Appalachia

Cabot, Southwestern See Natural Gas Prices Impacted by Appalachian Pipeline Constraints

Cabot, Southwestern See Natural Gas Prices Impacted by Appalachian Pipeline Constraints

Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. and Southwestern Energy Co. were the latest Appalachian operators to report weak price realizations in the second quarter, when pipeline constraints widened basis differentials in the Northeast. U.S. benchmark prices climbed during the period and have continued to move higher since, creating an even bigger gap with local prices in…

July 30, 2021
Northeast Production, Storage Concerns Take Center Stage as Natural Gas Forward Prices Rally

Northeast Production, Storage Concerns Take Center Stage as Natural Gas Forward Prices Rally

Natural gas forward prices continued to fall at the front of the curve during the trading period ending Wednesday (July 14), pressured by inconsistent summer weather and fluctuating production. However, Northeast markets rebounded as another heat wave drove up regional demand, stalling a more pronounced rebuilding of storage inventories that is needed ahead of the…

July 16, 2021
EIA Predicts Rising Natural Gas Production on Strength of Permian, Haynesville Growth

EIA Predicts Rising Natural Gas Production on Strength of Permian, Haynesville Growth

The Permian Basin and Haynesville Shale are expected to spur an overall increase in natural gas production among seven key U.S. producing regions in August, according to updated projections from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The agency said in its latest Drilling Productivity Report, released Monday, that it expects natural gas output from seven key…

July 12, 2021
Summer Heat, Appalachian Supply Concerns Fuel Natural Gas Forward Price Rally

Summer Heat, Appalachian Supply Concerns Fuel Natural Gas Forward Price Rally

Big basis moves in Appalachia and on the West Coast highlighted natural gas forwards trading during the June 3-9 period, while a sufficiently hot forecast helped propel a broader move higher for the Lower 48 overall, according to NGI’s Forward Look. Fixed prices for July delivery were higher week/week by around 10-15 cents at numerous…

June 11, 2021
Southwestern and Indigo Combining Appalachia, Haynesville Natural Gas Assets in ‘Perfect Recipe for Success’

Southwestern and Indigo Combining Appalachia, Haynesville Natural Gas Assets in ‘Perfect Recipe for Success’

Southwestern Energy Co. is moving beyond the Appalachian Basin to expand its natural gas opportunities with a $2.7 billion takeover of Haynesville Shale pure-play Indigo Natural Resources LLC. The Houston independent, a Lower 48 pioneer in unconventional drilling techniques, said the merger would boost production to 4 Bcfe/d, 85% weighted to natural gas. Indigo, which…

June 2, 2021
Diversified Energy Expanding Outside Appalachia Through Barnett, Haynesville Natural Gas Acquisitions

Diversified Energy Expanding Outside Appalachia Through Barnett, Haynesville Natural Gas Acquisitions

Appalachia-focused natural gas producer Diversified Energy Co. plc on Friday announced its second transaction in as many months to expand into a different gassy region of the United States. Birmingham, AL-based Diversified said it has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire upstream assets in the Barnett Shale of North Texas from Blackbeard Operating LLC…

May 28, 2021
Pennsylvania Reports Resurgence in Natural Gas Prices, Production in Early 2021

Pennsylvania Reports Resurgence in Natural Gas Prices, Production in Early 2021

Natural Gas production and prices in Pennsylvania both rebounded sharply during the first quarter after a pandemic-induced slump in 2020, according to a new report by the state’s Independent Fiscal Office (IFO). Gas production from horizontal wells totaled 1,863 Bcf during 1Q2021, up 5.4% year/year (y/y), researchers said. The report, based on data compiled by…

May 25, 2021
Appalachia’s Northeast Natural Aiming to Certify Natural Gas as Responsibly Sourced

Appalachia’s Northeast Natural Aiming to Certify Natural Gas as Responsibly Sourced

Privately held Northeast Natural Energy (NNE) plans to have natural gas production across its entire operating area in West Virginia environmentally certified by two companies. Certification would be based on separate standards developed by Equitable Origin (EO) and MiQ to validate it is producing what the industry has coined as “responsibly” sourced gas production. If…

May 14, 2021
Chesapeake Looking to Build Lower 48 Natural Gas Supply, Searching for New CEO

Chesapeake Looking to Build Lower 48 Natural Gas Supply, Searching for New CEO

Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. expects to up the natural gas mix in its production portfolio to 85% in 2022 from 77%, executives said Wednesday in the first quarter earnings call. The recently restructured company expects its gas production to hit 715-735 Bcf this year. Capital expenditures are set at $670-740 million, executives said. At…

May 13, 2021
Antero Warns of Winter Propane Shortages Without Adequate Stock Builds

Antero Warns of Winter Propane Shortages Without Adequate Stock Builds

Executives at Appalachian pure-play Antero Resources Corp., the nation’s second largest natural gas liquids (NGL) producer, are warning that without an adequate build in propane inventories through the fall, the world would be undersupplied this winter.  “U.S. domestic propane buyers will need to outbid export markets this summer to build sufficient inventories for this upcoming…

May 7, 2021
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