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Natural Gas Output to Continue Falling in Seven Key Lower 48 Regions, EIA Says

Natural Gas Output to Continue Falling in Seven Key Lower 48 Regions, EIA Says

Natural gas production from seven key U.S. onshore regions is set to drop from November to December, extending a trend of falling output that has held for most of 2020, according to data published Monday by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). In the latest monthly release of its Drilling Productivity Report (DPR), EIA said it…

November 17, 2020
Trump Targets Biden’s Stance on Drilling in Pennsylvania as Election Day Nears

Trump Targets Biden’s Stance on Drilling in Pennsylvania as Election Day Nears

In a final push to win Pennsylvania, among a handful of battleground states crucial for his re-election chances, President Trump this week ramped up attacks on rival and Democratic nominee Joseph R. Biden Jr. over hydraulic fracturing, aka fracking. Following a slew of television and online advertisements striking at Biden’s energy stances, Trump held several…

October 27, 2020
Natural Gas-Rich Haynesville, Marcellus Add Rigs as U.S. Posts Small Gain

Natural Gas-Rich Haynesville, Marcellus Add Rigs as U.S. Posts Small Gain

Boosted by gains in the Haynesville and Marcellus shales, the U.S. rig count added one unit overall to finish at 255 for the week ending Friday (Sept. 18), according to the latest figures from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). The addition of two natural gas-directed rigs in the United States offset the departure of one oil-directed…

September 18, 2020
Natural Gas Production from Seven Key Plays to Slide to 79.2 Bcf/d in September, EIA Says

Natural Gas Production from Seven Key Plays to Slide to 79.2 Bcf/d in September, EIA Says

Both natural gas and oil production from seven key U.S. onshore plays is set to decline in September, continuing a downtrend that began earlier this year, according to the latest Drilling Productivity Report (DPR) published Monday by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). EIA expects natural gas production from the Anadarko, Appalachian, Denver Julesburg-Niobrara and Permian…

August 18, 2020
Southwestern Strikes All-Stock Deal for Appalachian Pure-Play Montage

Southwestern Strikes All-Stock Deal for Appalachian Pure-Play Montage

Southwestern Energy Co. agreed to acquire Montage Resources Corp. in an all-stock deal that would create the third largest oil and natural gas producer in the Appalachian Basin, with 3 Bcfe/d of combined production.  The deal is valued at $857 million, including debt, according to Raymond James & Associates Inc. It would give the Houston-based…

August 12, 2020
Ohio NGL Project Lands First Customer in Possible Breakthrough for Appalachian Hub

Ohio NGL Project Lands First Customer in Possible Breakthrough for Appalachian Hub

Plans for an underground natural gas liquids (NGL) storage facility in Ohio seen as key to the region’s petrochemical build-out have moved another step closer to reality as the backer of a multi-billion dollar ethane cracker has signed a preliminary agreement to further its development.   Energy Storage Ventures LLC (ESV) and an affiliate of Thailand’s…

July 27, 2020
Montage Strikes Deal to Sell Utica Gathering Infrastructure

Montage Strikes Deal to Sell Utica Gathering Infrastructure

Appalachian pure-play Montage Resources Corp. has agreed to sell noncore natural gas gathering assets in Ohio’s Utica Shale to an undisclosed company for $25 million.  Montage said an international company agreed to purchase the infrastructure, which is in a condensate development area. The transaction is expected to close in 4Q2020. Proceeds would be used to…

July 27, 2020
Utica, Haynesville Down as U.S. Drops Five Rigs

Utica, Haynesville Down as U.S. Drops Five Rigs

A drop-off in the Utica and Haynesville shales saw the U.S. rig count fall five units to finish at 253 for the week ending Friday (July 17), according to the latest figures from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Four natural gas-directed rigs exited the patch in the United States during the week, joined by one oil-directed…

July 17, 2020
Lifted by Permian, Appalachia, U.S. Upstream Dealmaking Slightly Better in 2Q

Lifted by Permian, Appalachia, U.S. Upstream Dealmaking Slightly Better in 2Q

Dealmaking in the United States within the upstream oil and gas sector staged a slight recovery in the second quarter, with three of five deals in Appalachia, but the period still ranks as the third lowest in quarterly value since 2009, according to Enverus. The data analytics company in its summary of 2Q2020 U.S. upstream…

July 6, 2020
Ohio Utica Production Falls Off in Tough First Quarter for Operators

Ohio Utica Production Falls Off in Tough First Quarter for Operators

Ohio’s unconventional oil and natural gas production declined sharply in the first quarter as operators grappled with a challenging period in which energy demand crumbled due to the coronavirus pandemic and commodity prices followed with a historic decline.

June 19, 2020
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