Rice Energy Sells 50M Shares, Sees Gains in First Week of Trading

Canonsburg, PA-based Rice Energy Inc. has completed its initial public offering (IPO) of 50 million shares of common stock, netting $594.5 million and capping its first week of trading on the New York Stock Exchange with its share price finishing nearly 12% higher than when it launched.

January 31, 2014
Antero Gains Approval for IPO

Antero Gains Approval for IPO

Appalachian heavyweight Antero Resources LLC has opened its doors to public investment after gaining approval to launch an initial public offering (IPO) of 30 million shares, or more, of common stock.

October 3, 2013

Range Earns $144M in 2Q on Record Production, New EURs

Bolstered by record production, especially in the southwest Pennsylvania portion of the Marcellus Shale, and revisions to its estimated ultimate recovery (EUR) curves, Range Resources Corp. reported net earnings of nearly $144 million for the second quarter of 2013.

July 26, 2013

Williams Assessing Geismar Olefins Plant Damage

Williams Partners has begun taking stock of the damage at its Geismar, LA, olefins plant caused by an explosion and fire on June 13 that killed two workers and injured more than 70 others.

June 25, 2013
Wolfberry-Focused Independent Files for $345M IPO

Wolfberry-Focused Independent Files for $345M IPO

Fort Worth-based Athlon Energy Inc., which is focused on the Wolfberry play in the Permian Basin, has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) expected to be worth $345 million.

June 7, 2013

Industry Briefs

Gulf of Mexico explorer McMoRan Exploration Co. (MMR) is no longer a publicly traded stock after shareholders on Monday (June 3) approved a merger with a subsidiary of affiliated conglomerate Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. Under a friendly agreement in late 2012, Freeport agreed to pay close to $3 billion for MMR and more than $9 billion including debt for Plains Exploration & Production Co.; the Plains deal closed at the end of May (see Daily GPI, June 3; Dec. 6, 2012). Freeport Chairman Jim Bob Moffatt co-chaired McMoRan with Freeport CEO Richard Adkerson. MMR shareholders are to receive $14.75/share in cash, or $2.2 billion for shares not owned by Freeport, as well as 1.15 units in Gulf Coast Ultra Deep Royalty Trust, which would hold a 5% overriding royalty stake in future output from 20 specified ultra-deep exploration targets.

June 4, 2013

TECO Energy to Buy New Mexico Gas in $950M Deal

Florida-based TECO Energy, a natural gas and electric utility holding company, said Tuesday it has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement with its privately held parent company to purchase New Mexico Gas Co., that state’s principal gas utility. The aggregate value of the deal is $950 million, including the assumption of $200 million of the New Mexico utility’s debt.

May 29, 2013

Marcellus Helps Range Break Production Record Again

Range Resources Corp. achieved a record high production volume of 876 MMcfe/d during the first quarter of 2013, driven in large part by the continuing success of its drilling program in the Marcellus Shale, the company said Thursday.

April 12, 2013
GMX Resources Seeks Protection Through Chapter 11 Filing

GMX Resources Seeks Protection Through Chapter 11 Filing

GMX Resources Inc. (GMXR) announced Monday that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and is looking to finalize an asset purchase agreement with holders of the company’s senior secured notes to acquire all of GMXR’s operating assets and undeveloped acreage.

April 3, 2013

No Timetable on New CEO, Says Acting Chesapeake Chief

Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s co-founder and CEO Aubrey McClendon officially stepped out of the batter’s box Monday, but there’s no permanent replacement and no timetable on when a successor will be named, said acting CEO Steven Dixon. However, operations are running “smoothly,” despite some constraints in the Utica Shale.

April 2, 2013