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West Virginia Judge Reconsiders Surface Rights Case Ruling

A district court judge has reconsidered her decision last month to pass a key surface rights case on to the highest court in West Virginia, the Supreme Court of Appeals.

May 29, 2013

Public Webinar Series on NY Fracking to Begin Wednesday

The New York State Petroleum Council (NYSPC), a division of the American Petroleum Institute (API), announced Monday that it would conduct the first of a series of free webinars about hydraulic fracturing for the public on Wednesday.

May 21, 2013

With Flaring Forbidden, Alberta Adds Gas Processing

Despite persistent surpluses, soft prices and an industry-wide switch of drilling targets to liquids, construction is beginning on the first large new Alberta natural gas processing plant in recent industry or regulatory memory.

May 13, 2013

With Flaring Off Limits, Alberta Adds Gas Processing

Despite persistent surpluses, soft prices and an industry-wide switch of drilling targets to liquids, construction is beginning on the first large Alberta natural gas processing plant in recent industry or regulatory memory.

May 13, 2013

Williams Pummeled by Northeast Ethane Rejection

Energy infrastructure giant Williams’ first quarter profits were pummeled on sharply lower natural gas liquids (NGL) margins and related ethane rejection at its pipeline partnership.

May 9, 2013

Industry Brief

Sunoco Logistics Partners LP has received enough binding commitments to enable its Mariner South Pipeline project to proceed. Mariner South will transport export-grade propane and butane from Lone Star NGL LLC’s storage and fractionation complex in Mont Belvieu, TX, to Sunoco Logistics’ terminal in Nederland, TX. A binding open season continues to solicit additional business (see Shale Daily, March 22). In addition to propane and butane, the pipeline will be available for other natural gas liquids and petroleum products depending on shipper interest, Sunoco Logistics said. It is expected to have initial capacity of 200,000 b/d with the potential for expansion. Operation is expected during the first quarter of 2015.

May 8, 2013

Chesapeake Jettisons More Pennsylvania Acreage to EQT

Chesapeake Energy Corp. on Friday agreed to sell an estimated 99,000 net acres in southwestern Pennsylvania, including 10 wells, to EQT Corp. for $113 million, which puts the sale price at roughly $876/acre.

May 6, 2013

Bill Would Remove Industry From Colorado Oil and Gas Commission

With the legislature looking at adjournment May 8, a bill (HB 1269) that would restrict oil and natural gas representation and participation on the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (OGCC) passed out of committee on a partisan 3-2 vote late Monday night, worrying industry backers.

May 2, 2013
Pennsylvania DEP: Susquehanna Methane Migration Not from Drilling

Pennsylvania DEP: Susquehanna Methane Migration Not from Drilling

Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Monday concluded a 16-month investigation by announcing that high levels of methane found in three water wells in Franklin Township in Susquehanna County “cannot be attributed to natural gas drilling activity in that geographical area.”

May 1, 2013

Consol Posts Loss, But Marcellus Becoming More Important

Despite disappointing earnings at Consol Energy Inc. during the first quarter, the company reported 10.7 Bcfe of production in the Marcellus Shale, a 60% increase that signaled that the play is becoming increasingly important for the coal and natural gas producer.

April 29, 2013