Marcellus

Permian Activity Declines as U.S. Rig Count Down Two

Permian Activity Declines as U.S. Rig Count Down Two

Driven by declines in the Permian Basin, the U.S. rig count fell two units overall to drop to 263 for the short holiday week ending Thursday (July 2), according to the latest numbers from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Changes for the week included a three-rig decline in oil-directed drilling, partially offset by the addition of…

July 2, 2020
Supreme Court Seeking More Input on PennEast Battle with New Jersey

Supreme Court Seeking More Input on PennEast Battle with New Jersey

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked the Solicitor General to weigh in on PennEast Pipeline Co. LLC’s battle to condemn state-owned land in New Jersey, an order that could potentially delay the high court’s decision to take the case.  PennEast petitioned the court earlier this year to review the U.S. Court of Appeals for…

June 29, 2020
Pennsylvania Regulators Failed to Protect Public from Natural Gas Development Problems, Says Grand Jury

Pennsylvania Regulators Failed to Protect Public from Natural Gas Development Problems, Says Grand Jury

Pennsylvania Attorney General (AG) Josh Shapiro on Thursday said a two-year grand jury investigation into unconventional natural gas development uncovered “systematic failure” by regulators to protect the public from the risk of industry operations. The grand jury report recommended new state laws to better protect water supplies and manage air pollution.  “This report is about…

June 25, 2020
Appalachia’s Exco Tapping Small-Scale Liquefaction to Monetize Stranded Production

Appalachia’s Exco Tapping Small-Scale Liquefaction to Monetize Stranded Production

Edge Gathering Virtual Pipelines 2 LLC has been selected to capture and liquefy natural gas from Exco Resources Inc.’s remote assets in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale.

June 10, 2020

4Q2019 Earnings: Cabot Tests Show Winner in Upper Marcellus, Management Says

Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. on Friday said tests in the upper Marcellus Shale demonstrate the interval is a “distinct” target with results exceeding “the majority of assets” across Appalachia that’s likely to extend the life of its drilling inventory in Northeast Pennsylvania by over a decade.

February 21, 2020

Oil Gains, Natural Gas Falls in Latest Rig Data as Overall U.S. Count Steady

The overall U.S. rig count went unchanged at 799 during the week ended Friday, as gains in the oil patch offset a pullback in natural gas drilling, according to data from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR).

December 13, 2019

Marcellus, Utica Natural Gas Assessments Nearly Doubled by USGS

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on Thursday sharply raised its assessments for the Marcellus and Utica shale formations, estimating they hold a mean of 214 Tcf of undiscovered, technically recoverable natural gas resources — with the Utica now topping the Marcellus.

October 3, 2019
Penn State Researchers Tout Low-Cost Method for Discovering Marcellus Gas

Penn State Researchers Tout Low-Cost Method for Discovering Marcellus Gas

Pennsylvania State University researchers have developed a method that may help producers more easily identify natural gas-rich areas in the Marcellus Shale for exploratory wells.

September 6, 2019

DOE’s Marcellus Research Underway on New West Virginia Well

The Marcellus Shale Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (MSEEL) is at work on its latest well at a new site in West Virginia, examining a 139-foot core sample taken from the formation that could yield more data to improve unconventional development in the Appalachian Basin.

July 31, 2019
Cabot Sees Appalachian NatGas Prices Falling After Brief Boost

Cabot Sees Appalachian NatGas Prices Falling After Brief Boost

Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. during the first quarter saw the benefits of additional natural gas takeaway capacity and other local demand sources that came online late last year, realizing its best differential since early 2013.

April 29, 2019
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