March Well Report

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection issued 459 drilling permits in the Marcellus Business Central coverage area in January and February. Unless otherwise stated, all permits issued are for new, unconventional, horizontally-drilled natural gas wells. The following is a closer look at the county-by-county breakdown. Information was provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s online database: Allegheny County – […]

2018-03-16 E-Edition

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Steel Nation adds depth to its roster

WASHINGTON, PA. – Steel Nation, located near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has hired two new Project Managers for Steel Nation Buildings, Inc., and a Sales and Service Specialist for the company’s thriving Steel Nation Environmental division. One of the fastest-growing companies in the region, Steel Nation continues to staff-up to meet the needs of an expanded range of clients. Steel Nation is […]

HalenHardy, LLC hires Vice President of Sales

BELLWOOD, PA. – Jeff Shaw of Hollidaysburg, Pa. has joined HalenHardy, LLC as Partner and Vice President of Sales. Building on his experience as a sales leader in the work truck and heavy equipment industries, he will be responsible for building the HalenHardy, LLC global sales team. For the past six years, Shaw has served as both the National Sales […]

Northumberland County joins SEDA-COG Natural Gas Cooperative

NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, PA. – To help expand access to natural gas and further stimulate economic development, Northumberland County has joined the SEDA- COG Natural Gas Cooperative. This brings the cooperative’s county membership to six: Centre, Clinton, Juniata, Mifflin, Northumberland and Perry. Northumberland County Commissioner Rick Shoch said, “Commissioner Schiccatano and I are excited to be part of this cooperative effort […]

U.S. ethane consumption, exports to increase as new petrochemical plants come online

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Over the next two years, EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) projects growth in U.S. consumption of ethane in the petrochemical industry will exceed increases in consumption of all other petroleum and liquid products — such as motor gasoline, distillate, and jet fuel — combined. EIA also projects that ethane exports will continue increasing, as ethane is exported […]

Education focuses on research to replace water in fracturing gas wells

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. – Ongoing research on using natural gas-based foams to replace water in fracturing Marcellus and other deep shale formation wells was the topic of a web- based seminar offered by Penn State Extension. The one-hour webinar, “Research on Natural Gas Foam as a Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid,” was presented March 15, by Griffin Beck, research engineer for propulsion […]

Shell cracker plant recognized by Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, PA. – The Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP) announced the winners of its 2017 Awards of Distinction. The awards were presented at ESWP’s 135th Annual Engineering Awards Banquet. In the Industrial/Energy Category, the new Beaver County Shell cracker plant was recognized, with the release noting, “In 2017, the joint venture of Trumbull Energy Services and Mascaro completed the […]

EQT announces plan to separate midstream business

PITTSBURGH, PA. — EQT Corporation today announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously approved a plan to separate its upstream and midstream businesses, creating a standalone publicly traded corporation (NewCo) that will focus on midstream operations. The separation is intended to qualify as tax-free to EQT shareholders for U.S. federal income tax purposes; and is expected to be completed […]

Pipeline build-out unplugs some constraints on Marcellus gas production, but new capacity could exceed demand

With over a dozen large-capacity Northeast gas midstream projects approved, completed or under regulatory review, some of the volume constraints are lifting off the Marcellus shale industry due to more gas moving to market now and additional gas going to market in the near-term future as other major projects are completed. Some pipeline projects have hit regulatory snags such as […]