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Booming Bakken Creating Hiring, Housing Surge

Naggingly low natural gas prices apparently haven’t dimmed prospects in the Bakken Shale in North Dakota and Montana, where the booming play is driving a surge in hiring, housing starts, infrastructure projects and more.

May 18, 2012

Drug Use Among Prospective Shale Workers in Eastern Ohio Could Pose Challenge

As oil and gas companies look to hire local workers in eastern Ohio’s booming Marcellus and Utica shales, local and company officials say they are keeping a cautious eye on the issue of drug abuse in the region.

April 10, 2012

Interior Responding to Call for Quicker Permitting

Standing in the middle of North Dakota’s booming oil/gas production fields, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Tuesday rolled out new federal government efforts to streamline onshore leasing and drilling processes on federal lands. Salazar made the announcement after two days of touring the Bakken Shale area, a major economic driver in what is now the nation’s third largest oil producing state.

April 4, 2012

Interior to Speed Up Drilling Permits, Lease Processes

Standing in the middle of North Dakota’s booming oil/gas production fields, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Tuesday rolled out new federal government efforts to streamline onshore leasing and drilling processes on federal lands. Salazar made the announcement after two days of touring the Bakken Shale area, a major economic driver in what is now the nation’s third largest oil producing state.

April 4, 2012

What Happens in the Marcellus Doesn’t Stay in the Marcellus

As production from the booming Marcellus Shale has grown and the emerging Utica Shale has made its presence felt, the Northeast, formerly a gas “have-not,” is pushing its own production outward to markets as pipelines race to catch up.

February 21, 2012

Northeast Supply Lines Redesigned, Marcellus-Style

As production from the booming Marcellus Shale has grown and the emerging Utica Shale has made its presence felt, the Northeast, formerly a gas “have-not,” is pushing its own production outward to markets as pipelines race to catch up.

February 21, 2012

Much of Gas Patch Getting a Marcellus Makeover

As production from the booming Marcellus Shale has grown and the emerging Utica Shale has made its presence felt, the Northeast, formerly a gas “have-not,” is pushing its own production outward to markets as pipelines race to catch up.

February 20, 2012

Bakken Buildout: New Plant Announced; Tioga Project Filed

Producers in the booming Bakken Shale are getting their wish for more infrastructure with the announcement Friday that a unit of Plains All American Pipeline LP (PAA) will construct a cryogenic gas processing plant to serve them. Separately, Alliance Pipeline has filed for a FERC certificate for its previously announced Tioga Lateral project.

January 30, 2012

New Bakken Gas Plant Announced; Tioga Lateral Filed

Producers in the booming Bakken Shale are getting their wish for more infrastructure with the announcement last week that a unit of Plains All American Pipeline LP (PAA) will construct a cryogenic gas processing plant to serve them. Separately, Alliance Pipeline has filed for a FERC certificate for its previously announced Tioga Lateral project.

January 30, 2012

Permits to Flare Texas Gas Skyrocket; Eagle Ford Booms

Statistics compiled by the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) tell a tale of booming production in the liquids-rich Eagle Ford Shale, with an increased emphasis on oil and condensate in the play and significantly more flaring of gas statewide.

January 19, 2012