Appalachian Gas Takes On the World

The Marcellus-Utica Midstream Conference Celebrates the ‘Beast of the East’

The prolific Marcellus and its deeper sister-shale, the Utica, are collectively called ‘The Beast in the East’ because they’re loaded with natural gas. This remarkable bounty is driving a renaissance in manufacturing throughout the Northeast, ushering a new era of cleaner power generation – and opening doors for U.S. gas traders around the world. Business prospects abound with largescale pipelines […]

The Original Supplier, Plus Affordable Compliance

What Current Trends Mean for Marcellus Equipment and Supplies Companies

In 1959, more than 40 years before Range Resources kicked off the shale gas boom by successfully drilling the first horizontal well in the Marcellus in Washington County, Pa., Ken Miller Supply in Wooster, Ohio, was the original oil and gas well casing supply company in the Appalachian Basin, providing oil and gas operators with steel pipe casings for drilling […]

2018 Pipeline Update

What’s the latest behind the biggest pipeline projects around the region?

Since the calendar has flipped to 2018, it’s probably a good time to take a look around at the pipeline situation along the East Coast. There are several key pipeline battles involving landowners, environmentalists, states and the federal government. With that in mind, here’s a breakdown of East Coast pipelines, their status and what lies ahead: Name: Atlantic Coast Length: […]

Pennsylvania shuts down construction on Sunoco gas pipeline

Pennsylvania environmental officials ordered Sunoco on Wednesday to halt construction of a natural gas pipeline across the southern part of the state, citing a series of spills and leaks of drilling fluid and other “egregious and willful violations” of state law that have plagued the $2.5 billion project. The Department of Environmental Protection said it ordered work on the Mariner […]

Work continues on Back Mountain pipeline project, despite pending lawsuit

DALLAS TWP.- Dale Wilkie is angry. He is part of a lawsuit in federal court disputing The Williams Companies’ creation of a permanent easement on part of his property to build a pipeline for its Atlantic Sunrise project. That suit is ongoing, even as work continues not far from his house in Dallas Twp. The project’s path goes under a […]

A Q&A with Jack Manning, Executive Director and President of Beaver County Chamber of Commerce

Spotlight on Beaver County

On the snow-covered, 350-acre site of the future Shell Chemicals Appalachia ethane cracker plant, more than 1,000 construction workers and technicians are now working on the main phase of the construction project, which will consist of 200 major components and 95 miles of pipeline. The plant will have a 900-foot cooling tower; rail- and truck-loading facilities; water treatment plant; laboratory; […]

PA DEP will implement a new strategy to reduce methane emissions from natural gas operations

This year, Pennsylvania will become the second shale gas-producing state in the U.S. to adopt rules to control natural gas industry-related methane emissions. During the second quarter of 2018, the PA DEP will implement new and updated general permits for natural gas well sites, midstream processing and transmission pipelines intended to reduce “fugitive” emissions of methane escaping during these operations. […]

January DEP Well Permits Report

There were a total of 445 drilling permits issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in the Marcellus Business Central coverage area in November and December. Unless otherwise stated, all permits issued are for new, unconventional, horizontally-drilled natural gas wells. Here’s a closer look at the county- by-county breakdown. Information was provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s […]

Companies bring new ideas to the industry, win big in Shale Gas Innovation Contest

The Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center at Penn State held its 6th annual Shale Gas Innovation Contest. Three companies each walked away with a check for $20,000. Those companies were: Frontier Natural Resources, Inc. – It commercialized the first small- scale natural gas liquefaction facility in Pennsylvania utilizing natural gas from an adjacent gathering and compression facility. The second […]

Eclipse Resources Corporation announces the closing of its previously announced Utica Shale drilling joint venture

STATE COLLEGE, PA. – (BUSINESS WIRE) Eclipse Resources Corporation (NYSE:ECR) (the “Company” or “Eclipse Resources”) announced that it has, through certain subsidiaries, entered into definitive agreements with Sequel Energy Group LLC (“Sequel”) (an affiliate of GSO Capital Partners LP, or “GSO”) on Dec. 22, 2017, to establish the previously announced drilling joint venture on the Company’s Utica Shale acreage in […]