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Off-Gas Expansions Fuel Alberta Growth

Natural gas byproducts now being processed at a nearby plant in Alberta for Shell Canada Ltd.’s refinery have reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and given the company a competitive edge, officials said last week.

October 8, 2012

Alberta’s Off-Gas Business Stepping Up

Natural gas byproducts now being processed at a nearby plant in Alberta for Shell Canada Ltd.’s refinery have reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and given the company a competitive edge, officials said Thursday.

October 5, 2012

State Helps Wyoming Town Where EPA Tested Water

Pavillion, WY — where the federal government’s testing of water led to early concerns about the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in nearby natural gas wells — has begun a state-sponsored mitigation program installing cisterns for residents who have been, or potentially could be, impacted by contaminated water. To date, there is no conclusive evidence one way or the other.

July 11, 2012

Marcellus Producers Slowly Shifting Focus to Wet Gas Counties

Marcellus Shale natural gas production leaped to nearly 4 Bcf/d in just three years, and even though it remains the most economical gas play in Lower 48 states, producers already are moving rigs to more liquids-prone targets, according to Barclays Capital energy analysts.

May 10, 2012

Judge Refuses to Overturn Forest Water Withdrawal Ban

A federal judge in Erie, PA, has refused to overturn a U.S. Forest Service (USFS) ban on surface and groundwater withdrawals in the Allegheny National Forest for oil and gas operations, asserting that laws protecting access to mineral rights are not applicable to water rights.

March 29, 2012

Cabot Cited for Gas Migration in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania regulators say “improper” construction at Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. wells in northeastern Pennsylvania led to contamination at nearby private water wells.

January 11, 2012

Appeals Court Refuses to Reconsider Allegheny Forest Ruling

A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its decision to throw out a ban on oil and natural gas drilling in the Allegheny National Forest.

January 6, 2012

Rex to Bring Utica Well Online in January

Rex Energy Corp. is reporting results from its first Utica Shale test well that exceed initial results from a Chesapeake Energy Corp. well drilled nearby earlier this year.

November 3, 2011

Chicken v. Egg For Appalachian Ethane

The Appalachian Basin has ample amounts of undeveloped ethane and no nearby place to sell it, but the numerous proposals to ship it to move it elsewhere remain challenged by the marketplace, several project sponsors told an audience in Pittsburgh on Oct. 21.

October 31, 2011

Marcellus Ethane Remains a Puzzle

Despite a large supply of ethane in the Appalachian Basin and no nearby place to put it, several projects to ship the commodity out of the region are challenged by the complexities of the marketplace, according to several project sponsors.

October 25, 2011
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