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Utica Summit
October 11, 2016
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Canton, OH 

Midstream PA 2016
October 13, 2016
Penn Stater Conference Center
State College, PA 
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Latest facts and a rumor from the Marcellus, Utica, Permian, Eagle Ford, Bakken and Niobrara Shale Plays 

ETE Buys Land Adjacent to Dakota Access pipeline.  Energy Transfer Equity, developer of the highly controversial Dakota Access pipeline has bought more than 6,000 acres of land adjacent to the line’s route in North Dakota, land the Standing Rock Sioux tribe says contain historical artifacts, according to media reports.

The land deal is a blow to the Sioux and other protesters who claim the pipeline would damage ancient burial sites and poses an environmental risk to the tribe’s water supply.

North Dakota’s Forum News Service first reported the sale last Friday, Kallanish Energy finds.

When completed and connected to other lines, the 1,100-mile Dakota Access pipeline would be the first to carry crude oil from the Bakken shale directly to the U.S. Gulf.

According to a deed filed with officials in Morton County, North Dakota, David and Brenda Meyer sold 20 parcels of land totaling more than 6,000 acres to Dakota Access last week for a disclosed  price, the Forum reported.

The land includes a plot along the pipeline route where protesters and the company have clashed in recent weeks. Protesters claim the land contains burial grounds.

The U.S. Justice Department and other federal agencies intervened to delay construction on the pipeline earlier this month in what industry and labor representatives called an “unprecedented” move after a judge blocked a lawsuit from the Sioux to halt the project.

Trump Presidency Could Drive Down NatGas Usage.  The volume of natural gas burned by America’s power plants is projected to drop 11% should Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump become the Commander in Chief, according to Bloomberg Intelligence.

Coal would do better under a Trump administration at the expense of gas, the primary fuel for U.S. power generation, should he make good a pledge to roll back environmental regulations, Bloomberg Intelligence analysts Rob Barnett and Kit Konolige wrote in research published last week.

Gas for power generation in 2030 would be 11% below 2015 levels if Trump is elected and eases regulations that penalize coal, the analysts wrote.

Under Democrat Hillary Clinton, who has pledged to enforce President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, gas demand may rise by 5.8%, the analysts said, according to Bloomberg.

“If you give up on the Clean Power Plan, good luck on pushing more gas into the power sector,” Barnett told Bloomberg. “There’s a healthy amount of policy-driven demand that’s at stake.”

Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which is designed to wean the U.S. off coal to reduce emissions blamed for global warming, targets a 32% cut in carbon dioxide from U.S. power plants from 2005 levels, by 2030, Kallanish Energy reports.

It has been opposed by more than half the states and is the subject of a legal challenge with arguments set for today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

Rice Buys Vantage.  Independent producer Rice Energy said Monday it’s acquiring fellow independent Vantage Energy and Vantage Energy II for roughly $2.7 billion, including debt.

In connection with the deal. Rice Midstream Partners (RMP) will purchase the acquired midstream assets from Rice Energy for $600 million, Kallanish Energy reports.

Total consideration consists of roughly $1.02 billion in cash, the assumption and retirement of assumed debt of approximately $700 million and the issuance of membership interests in Rice Energy Appalachia immediately exchangeable into roughly 39.1 million shares of Rice Energy common stock, valued at approximately $980 million.

The issuance of membership interests in Rice Energy Appalachia will allow for tax deferral of the equity portion of the sales price paid to Vantage sellers.

“This deal represents the largest core dry gas Marcellus acquisition to date, one that is truly transformational for Rice Energy, Rice Midstream Partners and our respective shareholders,” said Daniel J. Rice IV, CEO of the company, based just south of Pittsburgh.

The E&P assets to be acquired by Rice include roughly 85,000 core Marcellus acres in Greene County, Southwestern Pennsylvania, with rights to the deeper Utica Shale on approximately 52,000 acres, and 37,000 acres in the Barnett Shale of North Texas.

Second-quarter production from the acquired assets was 399 million cubic feet-equivalent per day (MMcfe/d) (roughly 65% from the Appalachian Basin, 35% from the Barnett).

The core midstream assets to be acquired by RMP include 30 miles of dry gas gathering and compression assets.

As part of the transaction, Rice Energy will dedicate the acquired Pennsylvania acreage to RMP to provide gas gathering, compression and water services.

Following the deal, Rice Energy will control approximately 231,000 acres in the Marcellus and Ohio Utica cores, with an inventory of 1,164 drilling locations that generate average single-well returns of roughly 95% at strip pricing.

Similarly, Rice Midstream Partners will control one of the largest and most concentrated core dry gas acreage dedications in the Marcellus Shale, covering approximately 199,000 acres in Pennsylvania’s Washington and Greene counties.

“Vantage, together with its three sponsors: (private equity firms) Quantum Energy Partners, Riverstone Holdings, and Lime Rock Partners, has assembled one of the largest and most attractive core dry gas positions in the Marcellus Shale,” said Roger Biemans, CEO of Englewood, Colorado-based Vantage.

All acquisitions are expected to close concurrently in the fourth quarter.

MPLX Commissions Cornerstone Pipeline.  Fifty thousand barrels of liquid from Utica Shale wells started flowing Thursday through the new Cornerstone Pipeline between Cadiz and East Sparta.

"By the end of the day, condensate will be here," said Jason Stechschulte, commercial development manager for Marathon Pipe Line LLC, as he directed a tour of the company's storage facility just outside the village.

Condensate is a mix of light liquids that flow from Utica and Marcellus shale wells and can be turned into gasoline.

In a week or so, a second section of the Cornerstone Pipeline will deliver condensate to Marathon Petroleum Co.'s Canton refinery, which turns 25,000 barrels of condensate a day into gasoline.

The Cornerstone project comprises 42 miles of 16-inch-diameter pipe from Cadiz to East Sparta; eight miles of 8-inch-diameter pipe from East Sparta to the Canton refinery; and a new 105,000 barrel storage tank for natural gasoline at East Sparta. An existing diesel tank at the storage facility has been converted to hold condensate and will soon be filled.

The pipeline is the first that can carry Utica condensate and natural gasoline, a low-octane gasoline that is removed from liquefied petroleum gasses.

Cornerstone connects to the Utica East Ohio processing plant in Scio and a MarkWest plant in Cadiz. An eight-mile connector is under construction to link a second MarkWest plant in Hopedale to Cornerstone. That project should be finished by December.

Right now some 130 trucks a day unload 25,000 barrels of condensate at the Canton refinery. Each truck carries about 190 barrels, an amount the pipeline can ship in two minutes, Stechschulte said.

Trucks will still collect liquids from wells, but they will be able to go to Cadiz, thus cutting the transport time.

The $250 million project had few delays and came in on or just under budget, Stechschulte said.

"This is the best summer I've seen for building a pipeline," he said.

Building the pipeline took 550 workers some 1.6 million man-hours, according to the company.

The 16-inch-diameter pipeline will ship 180,000 barrels per day, while the 8-inch-diameter pipeline will carry 45,000 barrels per day. Any product not used at the Canton refinery will go by pipeline to other markets and refineries as Marathon builds or modifies other pipelines in Ohio and Indiana.

Local pipeline technicians are stationed in East Sparta, but pipeline operations are controlled remotely from Marathon's office in Findlay.

Since development and drilling of the Utica Shale began five years ago, Marathon has built truck racks, updated refining equipment and made other improvements at the Canton refinery, which straddles Gambrinus Street SW on the Canton and Canton Township border. The refinery's capacity has been increased to 93,000 barrels per day, with about 50,000 barrels of gasoline being produced daily.

Clean Power Plan Has Court Challenge.  The principle piece of President Obama’s climate change agenda goes to court today, as federal judges hear oral arguments on whether the landmark regulation should be overturned.

Sixteen lawyers representing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and supporters and opponents of its Clean Power Plan will make their pleas to the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

Conservative states, energy companies and business interests say the rule, mandating a 32% cut in power sector emissions by 2030, is illegal and unconstitutional and a power grab by the Obama administration.

“This is an effort that I think is extraordinary in cost, extraordinary in scope, and I think extraordinary as it relates to the intrusion into the sovereignty of the states,” Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, one of the rule’s challengers, said, according to The Hill newspaper.

The administration and its allies, including liberal states and environmentalists, say the rule fits within the Clean Air Act and the Constitution, Kallanish Energy understands.

“The Clean Power Plan complies with the many restraints that the Clean Air Act places on EPA’s authority to regulate power plants,” said Ricky Revesz, director of New York University’s Institute for Policy Integrity, The Hill reported.

The case, West Virginia v. EPA, is unusual in a number of ways. The Supreme Court put a hold on the rule’s enforcement, an unprecedented action, in February, just before Justice Antonin Scalia died.

Nearly all of the Circuit Court’s judges will hear the case, instead of a three-judge panel. Of the 10 judges hearing the case, six were appointed by Democratic presidents.

Chief Circuit Court Judge Merrick Garland won’t attend the arguments and has recused himself from all cases after Obama nominated him for the Supreme Court.

The decision is almost certain to be appealed to the Supreme Court. But since the GOP-controlled Senate has refused to confirm Garland, the high court has only eight justices, leaving the possibility of a tie.

If that happens, the D.C. Circuit Court’s ruling would stand.

DTE Acquires Midstream Assets.  DTE Energy announced late Monday it would acquire several natural gas pipelines and gathering systems in the Marcellus Shale from M3 Midstream and Vega Energy Partners for $1.3 billion.

From M3, DTE will acquire 100 percent of the Appalachia Gathering System in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, along with 40 percent of Stonewall Gas Gathering, a system in West Virginia.

DTE is a Detroit-based energy company that owns natural gas pipelines and gathering systems, including the Bluestone Gathering System that brings gas to the Millennium and Tennessee pipelines. The acquisitions will dramatically increase its holdings in the Appalachian basin.

"These transactions will significantly increase our midstream presence in the Appalachian basin," said Gerry Anderson, CEO of DTE Energy, in a statement Monday. "The acquired assets are in a productive area of the Southwest Marcellus/Utica region and have expansion potential. These acquisitions align with DTE's existing strengths in managing natural gas midstream assets."

On Monday night, Middletown Township Council will vote on an ordinance to grant Sunoco Logistics easements on seven parcels of public lands, which include Sleighton Park, Linvilla Orchards, open space in Hillcrest and Old Mill Point communities, as well the much debated proposed pipe location near Glenwood Elementary School.

For Sunoco Logistics, which is heading up the $3 billion project in Marcus Hook, the final steps before building pipeline that will run clear across Pennsylvania will be gaining the easements necessary to lay the pipe.

Promising over 2,000 labor jobs, and intending to turn Marcus Hook into an East Coast energy hub, the pushback from residents are not concerning the massive industrial boom, but rather public safety.

Last week, Democratic candidate for the 9th District Senate seat, Marty Molloy, held a press conference aiming to represent the worries of residents in the Middletown area.

“Coming this close to a school where some of your kids might go to is not OK,” Molloy said. “I’m asking us to slow the process down so we can be thoughtful about public safety.”

However, Molloy faced argument from local residents who viewed his better-safe-than-sorry stance as an affront to the labor union workers tasked with the massive project that one union leader called “the biggest project Pennsylvania has seen since Limerick,” the nuclear power generation station that took 15 years and $7 billion to complete.

“Sunoco Logistics Mariner East 2 will be built with state of the art technology to ensure the highest regard for safety of the communities it runs through,” said Bill Adams, president of the Local 654 branch of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, who challenged Molloy’s claims.

Yet, the concerns of the Middletown Coalition for Community Safety, a non-partisan group of parents and residents concerned with the expansion of Mariner East 2, which will include 11.4 miles of new pipeline in Delaware County, have called for more risk assessment studies.

“These products remain liquid under high pressure, but in the event of a leak, vaporize upon contact with air, forming an invisible, odorless, and extremely combustible gas cloud,” the MCCS said in a statement.

In 2011, the shutdown of the Sunoco Marcus Hook refinery put 490 people out of work and ended a 109-year-old tradition on Delaware County’s riverfront.

“I worked in the Marcus Hook facility when they were shutting down, I worked at Monroe at the time they shut these places down, I’ve seen the real-life devastation of people, grown men with well-up tears in the their eyes, because they were told in a firehouse they were shutting down,” said Anthony Gallagher, Business Manager for the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 420.

But, the grandiose plans to convert the facility from a petroleum refinery to a massive natural gas hub took shape.

I can tell you there’s a whole new feeling in the trades, as a lifelong resident of Delaware County that we have because of this project” Gallagher said. “It gives us new revitalization, in our spirit too, most importantly.”

“There’s a tremendous amount of opportunity.”

Mariner East 2 Approval Getting Close.  At Marcus Hook, natural gas liquids (NGLs) are already being stored and sold locally, regionally and into export via truck or tanker from the refinery’s four docks.

When Sunoco began digging up sections of pipeline that used to carry petroleum from east to west across the southern part of Pennsylvania, the goal was to repurpose it, reverse the flow, and call it the Mariner East 1.

However, instead of carrying petroleum from east to west, the pipeline would carry propane, ethane and methane from the Marcellus Shale region to the refinery at Marcus Hook where it could be separated, contained and disputed locally, regionally and internationally.

Ed Human, the director of operations for Sunoco Logistics in Marcus Hook, detailed the extensive work that was completed on Mariner East 1, which was the initial phase of repurposing the petroleum pipeline to carry natural gas.

The work included the process of “pigging,” which uses a pipeline extension gauge (PIG) to test the pressure-limit of the pipeline and help free sediment buildup. It is used as the safety check for cracks and anomalies in the line, where if found workers would dig up those sections and replace them.

“We try to test for 125 percent of the maximum pressure in the operation test, so we know it can withstand normal operating pressure,” Human said.

Currently, two massive tanks, one that holds up to 500,000 barrels of propane, and another that holds 300,000 barrels of ethane, are receiving NGLs from the Marcellus Shale that extends west to east from Ohio to the Delaware Valley.

In March of this year, the first export of Marcellus Shale ethane — 173,000 barrels-worth — was loaded on the JS Ineos Intrepid and set sail for petrochemical plants in Norway and Scotland. Ineos, a European petrochemical company, was reported to have spent in excess of $1 billion to create a “virtual pipeline” of ferries shipping NGLs across the Atlantic.

With the addition of Mariner East 2, a planned second pipeline that will run parallel to Mariner East 1, Sunoco Logistics is hard at work to prepare their facility in Marcus Hook for the massive influx of NGLs that will arrive once the next pipeline is laid in the ground, a topic that has had many people in protest of the proposed expansion project.

Four new additional tanks that will hold more than 2 million barrels of product between them are reaching the final stages of completion in Marcus Hook, where more than 500 contracted workers each day have begun to prepare to receive what the pipeline will deliver. This includes compressor buildings which conduct the refrigeration process (the NGLs arrive in liquid form before it’s separated and chilled to less than 2 pounds of pressure), structures where the NGL transmix is fractionated, which means to separate the methane from the ethane that travel in the same pipeline, and areas where the product is exported by truck and ship.

The pipelines themselves remain under the most scrutiny by the public, however the labor leaders said that no one scrutinizes the work more than they do.

“I’ve made thousands of welds in this plant 30 years ago, and we never once had a bad X-ray,” said Paul Mangiamele, the director of industrial relationships for Fluor Constructors. “When I weld, I think of families in this area, I think that this weld is going to impact the families that are here.”

Industrial radiology is a method of inspecting materials for hidden flaws by using the ability of short X-rays to penetrate various materials, one of many methods that are used to test and maintain safety.

“The passion for trades and what they’ve been able to do in 25 years I haven’t seen anything quite like it,” said Matthew Hunt, project and construction director from Fluor Constructors International. “It’s a special thing for the community, you can see it, and I’m happy to be a part of it.”

Mangiamele said that among the brotherhood of welders, who after many years of training and apprenticeships still may not be regarded as journeymen in their trade, uphold a level of professionalism and pride that is unmatched in the labor realm.

“As a welder, knowing you’re going to be X-rayed, you go that extra mile, because if you get a bad X-ray everybody knows about it,” he said. “If you get more than two bad X-rays you will not weld, on this job or another one.”

Bruce Luebbe, the project manager for Sunoco Logistics at Marcus Hook, said all the men he employs take pride in the job.

“They take pride in the fact that they’re here to support the rebirth of this area,” Luebbe said. “You see it out there, you sense it with the guys, the positive attitude, these guys when break time is over they’re right back to work.”

Next year, Sunoco Logistics aims to begin work on the Mariner East 2 pipeline, which is currently under review by the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Concurrently, Sunoco is seeking residents to sign easements, essentially selling portions of their land for use by Sunoco while retaining ownership of it.

Sunoco is required by law to pay fair market value, but they were unable to disclose the amount that homeowners have been offered.

“We do an appraisal, but the landowner is welcome to do their own appraisal if they don’t agree with what our appraisal is,” said Jeff Shields, communications manager at Sunoco Logistics. “People may point out things that have a greater value to them, so we try to work with the landowners to understand what their needs are, their concerns.”

More Power Plants Coming to OH.  Harrison County in eastern Ohio has landed a new $900 million natural-gas-fired power plant, Kallanish Energy has learned.

The 1,000-megawatt plant will be built by Houston-based Ember Partners. It acquired the rights for the project last July from EmberClear, a Canadian firm emerging from bankruptcy reorganization.

The plant could produce electricity for up to 1 million homes.

The facility, to be located at the industrial park off U.S. 22 outside Cadiz, will take 18 to 36 months to win approval of various state and federal agencies before construction can begin, officials said.

It will be a combined cycle plant that will boost efficiency and reduce air emissions, according to Ember Partners.

The plant was announced last week by the company and Harrison County’s Community Improvement Corp.

The facility would create 500 construction jobs and 30 permanent jobs once the construction is complete, the parties said.

It will be the seventh power plant fueled by natural gas in eastern Ohio, all developed by private companies.

More Appalachian NatGas to Europe.  Switzerland-based, UK-registered petrochemical firm, Ineos, plans to have weekly deliveries of U.S. shale gas delivered to its European crackers in Scotland and Norway, Ineos Olefins and Polymers UK’s CEO David Thompson told Kallanish Energy Tuesday.

To date, the manufacturing giant has closed nine long-term supply contracts with U.S. shale producers in the Marcellus Shale Play in Pennsylvania, Thompson said. The 15-year supply agreements could deliver a combined 1.43 million cubic meters of gas per year to Europe.

The CEO didn’t disclose agreed-to annual volumes, but said Ineos plans to ramp up deliveries in a year to have one shipment every week. The specially built ethane carriers, named Dragon Class, each are capable of carrying 27,500 cubic meters of gas.

Ineos first partnered with Texas-based producer Range Resources, which also owns gas fields in Pennsylvania, for the supply of ethane through the Mariner East Pipeline. Then, Ineos and Sunoco put together a deal to develop U.S. infrastructure — a pipeline and terminal for exports.

The Mariner East Pipeline was built by Sunoco to deliver ethane to the Marcus Hook facility in Pennsylvania. The line can transport 70,000 barrels of natural gas liquids (NGL) per day.

The terminal, an oil and gas processing site since 1902, but closed as a refinery in 2012, was reopened due to Ineos’ plans.

At Grangemouth in Scotland, the gas will be stored in a tank with capacity of 60,000 cubic meters or 33,000 tons of liquid gas — the largest ethane storage tank in Europe.

The $2 billion shale project also includes new docks and a new pipeline network at the Scottish petchem complex.

The Cadiz facility will be close to pipelines carrying natural gas from the Utica and Marcellus Shale plays.

No Indian Artifacts Found on Dakota Access Pipeline.  North Dakota’s chief archeologist said in a draft memo no sign of Native American artifacts or human remains were found along a section of the proposed route of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access crude oil pipeline.

The Standing Rock Sioux tribe had cited the potential for burial grounds and other artifacts as a major reason to lead protests that have halted work on the massive project, Kallanish Energy reports.

Chief Archaeologist Paul Picha said in the memo first published Monday by conservative blogger Rob Port that seven state archeologists inspected the 1.3-mile section along the route of Dakota Access pipeline in southern North Dakota.

The memo said only some animal teeth and bone fragments were found during the survey last week, The Associated Press reported.

Historical Society spokeswoman Kim Jondahl confirmed the contents of the memo, but said it was “a first draft of an internal summary.” She declined to say how the draft differed from later versions, the AP stated.

In early September, Standing Rock Sioux officials said crews bulldozed several sites of “significant cultural and historic value” on private land, which Dallas-based pipeline builder Energy Transfer Partners denies.

It led to a Sept. 3 clash between protesters and private security guards hired by Energy Transfer.

The clash between security guards and protesters on Sept. 3 came one day after the tribe filed court papers saying it found burials, rock piles called cairns and other sites of historic significance to Native Americans along the pipeline’s route.

Tribal preservation officer Tim Mentz said in court documents that the tribe was only recently allowed to survey private land, which is now owned by Energy Transfer.

NatGas Production Down in TX.  Texas natural gas production declined 6.9% in July, according to data released by the Railroad Commission of Texas. Natural gas dropped from a daily average of 21.19 billion cubic feet (Bcf) in July 2015, to 19.71 Bcf/d in 2016, the agency said.

Oil production also dipped slightly in July, by 0.85%, from 2.46 million barrels per day (MMBPD) average in 2015, to 2.44 MMBPD in 2016, the agency said. Texas production in July 2016 came from 183,260 oil wells and 92,238 natural gas wells.

Total July production was 75.50 MMBbls of crude oil and 611 Bcf  of natural gas, the rail commission said. Both totals declined from revised production totals for July 2015 with natural gas dropping 18.5% and oil 17.1%, Kallanish Energy has learned.

In the last 12 months, Texas production has been 1.01 billion barrels (BBbls) of crude and 8.4 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas, reported the commission that oversees drilling in Texas.

The top 5 Texas counties for crude oil production in July were: Karnes (5.6 MMBbls), Midland, Martin, Dewitt and Upton.

The top 5 counties for natural gas were Webb (55 Bcf), Tarrant, Panola, Dimmit and Karnes.

The top 5 counties for condensate were Dimmit (2 million barrels), Karnes, Webb, Culberson and Dewitt.

PA Supreme Court Makes Drilling in PA More Difficult.  Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked what plaintiffs referred to as “industry-friendly” provisions of a 2012 state law designed to modernize natural gas drilling regulations, Kallanish Energy reports.

Four of the court’s six participating justices agreed in an 88-page decision stripping out provisions that a lawyer for a handful of plaintiff-municipalities described as “gifts” to the natural gas production industry given amid the Marcellus Shale drilling boom in the state.

“It generally was, in a lot of respects, an unconstitutional special law,” lawyer Jordan Yeager, an attorney for plaintiff Delaware River Keeper Network. “It was carving out a unique set of benefits for the gas drilling industry that no other industry enjoyed. … Our constitution says you can’t do that.”

While the law’s provisions being challenged in court had been unused, Yeager said the threat had remained a municipality could be punished financially by state utility regulators if a producer complained it had enacted an ordinance stricter than state law.

This decision will give those municipalities “breathing room” to enact tougher ordinances on the natural gas industry, Yeager said.

Industry trade group Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) warned of the economic consequences of the decision.

“We’re disappointed in aspects of the court’s ruling, which will make investing and growing jobs in the Commonwealth more — not less — difficult without realizing any environmental or public safety benefits,” said MSC president David Spigelmyer.

The plaintiffs included several townships in heavily drilled southwestern Pennsylvania — Peters, Cecil and Mount Pleasant in Washington County, and Robinson and South Fayette in Allegheny County — and Nockamixon Township and Yardley Borough in southeastern Pennsylvania’s Bucks County, where officials had been worried about their inability to control future natural gas exploration.

Matt Haverstick, an attorney for the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review newspaper he was reviewing the ruling, but was unhappy with the outcome.

“It’s discouraging that there’s an industry trying to bring prosperity to Pennsylvania and there seems to be a small cadre trying to kill it,” Haverstick said.

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Rig Count 

  • Baker Hughes Rig Count the week of September 30, 2016
  • PA     
    • Marcellus 23 up 1
  • Ohio 
    • Utica 14 unchanged
  • WV 
    • Marcellus 10 down 1
  • TX
    • Eagle Ford 36 down 1
  • TX & NM
    • Permian Basin – 204 up 3
  • ND
    • Williston – 30 up 2
  • CO
    • Niobrara – 17 up 1
  • TOTAL U.S. Land Rig Count 497 up 9

PA Permits September 22 to September 29, 2016

      County             Township        E&P Companies

1.    Butler               Washington     Rex
2.    Butler               Washington     Rex
3.    Susquehanna    Jackson          SWN
4.    Susquehanna    Jackson          SWN
5.    Susquehanna    Jackson          SWN
6.    Susquehanna    Jackson          SWN
7.    Susquehanna    Jackson          SWN

OH Permits for week ending September 24, 2016

        County        Township    E&P Companies

1.    Belmont        Colerain       Ascent
2.    Belmont        Colerain       Ascent
3.    Belmont        Colerain       Ascent
4.    Belmont        Colerain       Ascent
5.    Noble            Beaver        Antero
6.    Noble            Beaver        Antero

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