Marcellus, Utica NatGas to Surpass Rockies, Canada — Wood Mackenzie

Natural gas production from the Marcellus and Utica shales should double over the next five years, surpassing Rockies output levels from 2012 and accounting for “over a quarter of U.S. Lower 48 gas production,” Wood Mackenzie upstream analysts are forecasting.

August 1, 2013

Ninth New NatGas Power Plant Approved for Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently approved plans by a subsidiary of LS Power to build a 900 MW natural gas-fired power plant about 50 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, bringing to nine the number of gas-fired plants proposed in and around the state’s Marcellus Shale resource.

May 20, 2013

Trunkline Confident of OK to Convert Gas Pipeline to Crude

Trunkline Gas Co. officials said last week they expect FERC to approve before the middle of next year plans to convert a multi-state natural gas pipeline to crude oil service.

November 21, 2012
Exploratory Drilling Stalled in Part of Colorado

Exploratory Drilling Stalled in Part of Colorado

Leases for oil and gas development along the southern fringe of the Piceance Basin in western Colorado are nearing their expiration as a citizens’ action and the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are blocking five exploration/production (E&P) companies, including a unit of Encana Corp.’s U.S. operations, spread over a five-county area.

November 20, 2012

North Carolina Environmental Agency: Fracking ‘Can be Done Safely’

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) can be done safely “as long as the right protections are in place prior to issuance of any permits for the practice,” according to a draft report from North Carolina’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

March 26, 2012

Researchers ICF, IHS Back up Bullish Marcellus Estimates

Two new reports by top international research companies have come in on the high side of the great Marcellus resources debate, producing estimates that range between 267 Tcf and 698 Tcf of possible production.

March 22, 2012

‘No Direct Link’ Between Fracking and Contaminated Groundwater

Preliminary findings from a study being conducted by The University of Texas at Austin’s (UT) Energy Institute suggest no direct link between hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and groundwater contamination, researchers said Wednesday.

November 11, 2011

New York Voters Support Gas Drilling by Thin Margin

Voters in New York still support natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale by a thin margin, 45-41%, because they believe the economic benefits outweigh environmental concerns, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll.

September 22, 2011

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Seeks Federal Fracking Study

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) urged President Obama on Monday to authorize a comprehensive study of hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking) in the Marcellus Shale of six states and its potential effects on the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

April 5, 2011

Ernst & Young: ‘Uncertain’ Environment for Gas, Oil Industry

An uncertain environment exists for North America’s oil and gas industry because of “sharp differences” in the economic strength between regions, development opportunities, a changing environmental landscape and the upcoming midterm elections, Ernst & Young LLP said in a report Friday.

November 1, 2010
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