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Expo/Industry events for the next few months

West Virginia Energy Expo
October 4, 2017
Morgantown, WV 

Utica Summit
October 11, 2017
Walsh University
North Canton, OH 

Midstream PA 2017
October 19, 2017
Penn Stater Conference Center
State College, PA

2017 NARO Appalachia Annual Conference
October 30-31
The Greenbrier
White Sulphur Springs, WV

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Latest facts and a rumor from the Marcellus, Utica, Permian, Eagle Ford, Bakken and Niobrara Shale Plays

Mountain Valley Pipeline Facing WVDEP Problem.  In March, the West Virginia Dept. of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) issued a federal water crossing permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP)–a $3.5 billion, 301-mile pipeline that will run from Wetzel County, WV to the Transco Pipeline in Pittsylvania County, VA. In June, a group of profoundly radical “environmental” organizations (Sierra Club, West Virginia Rivers Coalition, Indian Creek Watershed Association, Appalachian Voices and Chesapeake Climate Action Network) filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit against the WVDEP for doing their job issuing the permit. Because of the pressure of that lawsuit, last week the WVDEP caved and reversed their decision, rescinding (called “vacating”) the permit for MVP. The WVDEP says they will now “re-evaluate the complete application to determine whether the state’s certification is in compliance with Section 401 of the federal Clean Water Act.”

Shell Update at Shale Insight.  The skyline of Shell Appalachia’s $6 billion ethane cracker plant in Monaca, Pa., will start taking shape in early 2018, as construction ramps up, Kallanish Energy reports.

That assessment came Thursday from a panel of Shell Appalachia officials, part of a panel discussion at the seventh annual Shale Insight 2017 conference that drew 1,100 people to Pittsburgh. The conference was presented by the Marcellus Shale Coalition, the Ohio Oil and Gas Association, and the West Virginia oil and Natural Gas Association.

A “remarkable transformation” is under way at the 340-acre site that had previously been a zinc smelter, said Michael Marr, business integration lead, Shell Appalachia.,

It is “a rapidly changing landscape,” said Todd Whittemore, global technology manager for polyethylene, Shell Global Solutions U.S.

The petrochemical complex will include seven furnaces, or reactors and three units to process ethane into ethylene with more than 200 in-plant vessels, 20 tons of steel and 95 miles of pipelines part of the complex, Shell said in a video, featuring former Pittsburgh Steeler football player Tunch Ilkin.

Next will come the installation of piping, instrumentation, plus painting and other needed projects. It will employ 6,000 construction workers and 600 full-time workers when the plant begins operations in the early 2020s.

It will process 100,000 barrels of ethane per day (BPD_ from drilling in the Utica and Marcellus shales.

The process is quick: The ethane is cracked at 1,600 degrees Fahrenheit in one second, Whittemore said. Methane and hydrogen from that process will be used to power the furnaces, he said.

The cracked ethylene and certain polymers will create long chemical chains used to make polyethylene, a key building block in plastics. It will produce 1.6 million tons or 3.5 million pounds of polyethylene pellets for sale to plastics makers.

To date, most of the work at the cracker plant site 30 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, in Beaver County, has been underground with utilities and infrastructure and beginning foundations, but that will be changing, Whittemore said.

A total of 7.2 million cubic yards of dirt has been moved at the site.

Two docks have been added on the Ohio River to unload oversized plant components.

State route 18 has been widened and relocated and a new interchange has been designed and built – at Shell’s expense. New electricity connections and new water treatment facilities have also been built.

Shell is confident it has contracts to acquire enough ethane for the cracker, Marr said. The company has deals with 10 drillers, some of which are for up to 20 years, he said.

Shell has acquired 14 needed permits this year and is “getting fairly close to having all of our permits in place,” said Jim Sewell, government relations, Shell Appalachia.

Whittemore said a planned ethane pipeline system to bring the feedstock to the cracker “is on track.” Shell has been buying needed right of ways, he said.

The plant has two advantages: It is close to Utica and Marcellus shale drilling and it is close to plastic makers in the eastern U.S., Marr said during the one-hour program.

At most U.S. crackers, the pellets are moved to companies purchasing them via rail. The Pennsylvania cracker will have rail and truck options, and that’s unusual, Whittemore said.

The cracker should provide a boost to local plastic makers, said David Ruppersberger, president of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance. His outfit, however, does not see the Pennsylvania creating “a gold rush” among plastic makers, he said.

He projected the cracker plant will create 600 jobs “inside the fence” and two to three times that total “outside the fence” as companies move into the region.

Chevron Doubling Down in the Permian.  Oil supermajor Chevron said Monday it will invest roughly $4 billion in 2018 to more than double Permian Basin crude production to over 400,000 barrels per day, a company executive said.

Ryan Krogmeier, Chevron’s vice president of Crude Supply and Trading, told the S&P Global Platts APPEC conference in Singapore the company would increase its output from the Permian in West Texas/southeast New Mexico, to over 400,000 barrels per day (BPD) over the next few years, Reuters reported.

Current production from the Delaware and Midland basins in the Permian is under 200,000 BPD, Kallanish Energy calculates.

“We will be investing roughly $4 billion, next year, of capital in the Permian Basin, and we plan to grow production over the next several years to well in excess of 400,000 BPD,” he said, and Reuters reported.

Chevron expects crude oil output from all Permian producers to jump more than 58%, or 1.4 million barrels per day (MMBPD) in 2020, from 2.4 MMBPD currently.

“The Permian is the powerhouse (of U.S. crude output growth),” Krogmeier said.

Cove Point Is Happening.  Dominion’s Cove Point LNG export facility along the shoreline of Maryland is on the cusp of starting LNG exports. According to one speaker at a Houston conference, Cove Point will begin shipping in November. Another speaker (from analytics firm Genscape) said they believe the facility will actually begin some shipments in October! In early 2012, MDN began covering the story of Dominion planning to build an LNG facility at a location where they currently operate an import facility, in Calvert County, MD.

We covered the news over the years, from approvals from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Maryland, to lawsuits from the nutty Sierra Club, to everything in between. Here we are 5 1/2 years later and it’s almost upon us–the day when Cove Point begins to ship LNG to Japan and India. Wow! Here’s the exciting news that the facility is gearing up now. 

ExxonMobil Adds to Acreage in the Permian.  XTO Energy president Sara Ortwein said Wednesday the ExxonMobil unit has added 22,000 acres to its Permian Basin portfolio since May through a series of acquisitions and acreage trades.

Located in the stacked oil pay zones of the Delaware and Midland basins, the new acreage adds to the company’s existing 6 billion barrels of oil-equivalent (BBOE) Permian Basin resource base, Ortwein told a lunchtime audience during the first day of Shale Insight, A Shale Coalition Conference, in Pittsburgh.

The two-day conference is being presented by the Marcellus Shale Coalition, the Ohio Oil and Gas Association, and the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association.

“We continue to build on our strong position in the Permian,” Ortwein said.

The recent transactions represent important additions to ExxonMobil’s established core positions in the Delaware and Midland basins. In February, ExxonMobil acquired 250,000 acres in the Delaware from companies owned by the Bass family of Fort Worth, Texas.

In the Midland Basin, the company has doubled its core operated acreage to more than 130,000 acres through multiple transactions over the last few years, Kallanish Energy reports.

ExxonMobil currently is operating 19 drilling rigs in the Permian, 14 of which are drilling horizontal wells in the core Midland Basin, where the company has added 200 wells since mid-2014.

The company also has four rigs drilling horizontal wells in the Delaware Basin of New Mexico.

Standing Rock tribal head who led Dakota Access pipeline fight voted out by Sioux people. Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault, who has been the face and voice of the Dakotas tribe during its long and futile attempt to block the four-state Dakota Access pipeline, has lost his bid for re-election. Unofficial results from Wednesday’s general tribal election showed that Dave Archambault received only 37 percent of about 1,700 votes cast. His opponent, longtime tribal councilman and wildlife official Mike Faith, received 63 percent. Faith said he’s not sure how big of an issue the pipeline was in the campaign. The reservation has numerous other problems that need addressing, from a poor economy to poor health care, he said.

Midland County #1.  Midland County was the No. 1 crude-oil producing county in Texas in July, according to new data from the Railroad Commission of Texas.

Midland County wells produced 7.57 million barrels (MMBbl) of crude in July, Kallanish Energy has learned.

No. 2 was Karnes County with nearly 5.9 MMBbl. Third was Reeves County with nearly 4.2 MMBbl, Martin County was fourth with just over 3.8 MMBbl, and fifth was Upton County with nearly 3.8 MMBbl produced.

Total oil production in Texas in July was 75.31 MMBbl, and 534.78 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas, the commission reported.

The totals are preliminary figures and will grow as additional production reports are filed with the commission.

Production reported to the commission for July 2016 was 75.5 MMBbl of oil, updated to the current figure of 84.5 MMBbl, and 611.03 Bcf of natural gas, updated to the current figure of 695.52 Bcf.

From August 2016 through July 2017, Texas reported total production of 994 MMBbl of crude oil, and 7.6 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas.

July totals indicate Texas averaged 2.43 million barrels of oil per day (MMBPD), compared to average daily production of 2.44 MMBbl in July 2016.

In July 2017, Texas averaged 17.2 Bcf/d, compared to 19.7 Bcf/d on average in July 2016.

The Texas production data for July came from 178,470 oil wells and 92,748 gas wells.

The Top 5 counties for natural gas production in July were: Webb, 38.2 Bcf; Tarrant, 33.1 Bcf; Panola, 20.9 Bcf/d; Reeves, 19.8 Bcf/d; and Karnes, 19.4 Bcf/d.

Condensate is listed separately by the state commission.

The Top 5 counties for condensate were Dimmit, 1.8 MMBbl; Culberson, 984,196 Bbls; Karnes, 973,432 Bbls; DeWitt, 822,367 Bbls; and Webb, 746,234 Bbls.

Chevron and Peoples Launch “Forget the Future”  A report released Wednesday by two of the region’s biggest natural gas companies lays out a strategy to help boost Pennsylvania’s economy, including a comprehensive plan to supercharge the burgeoning petrochemical industry.

Chevron Appalachia and Peoples Natural Gas commissioned the “Forge the Future” study, which was unveiled by Chevron Appalachia President Stacey Olson and Peoples CEO Morgan O’Brien during the first day of the Shale Insight conference in downtown Pittsburgh. The companies hope to start a private sector-led effort to get natural gas- and manufacturing-friendly policies to unlock what they called a potential $60 billion economic windfall and 100,000 more jobs over the course of the next 10 years.

“I think it paints an incredibly exciting picture of the region’s economic future and lays out simple and achievable strategies that should serve as a road map,” Olson said. “… That’s if and only if we can realize the full potential of a natural resource under our feet. And that’s not necessarily a given.”

“Forge the Future” includes three recommendations:

  • Create energy-based industry clusters — around petrochemicals, advanced manufacturing and large data centers.

“These can be clustered together to catalyze growth,” Olson said.

That includes the creation of a petrochemical hub, along the lines of what the tri-state region is attempting, that will build a number of petrochemical plants in the region that would include three to five more ethane crackers beyond Shell’s $6 billion plant in Beaver County as well as facilities to make olefins, ammonia and other inorganic chemicals, as well as attracting manufacturers that make specialty products.

  • Move forward quickly with pipeline projects to take natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica shales to market.

“Key pipelines are needed now,” Olson said. “A viable upstream sector is the key to unlocking the economic development of the downstream (manufacturing).”

  • Increase the use of natural gas power and heating programs across Pennsylvania.

Peoples’ O’Brien asked the Shale Insight audience to help with the Forge the Future effort, and said that no one was taking the initiative right now at any level. He said that’s why Peoples was enthusiastic about “Forging the Future.”

“We want to be a part of … the excitement of what the future of the incredible resource we have and trying to connect the dots for people, and help them literally see the opportunity we have in front of us,” he said.

He said it was a nonpartisan effort and it didn’t matter what party was in charge.

“If we all work together, we’ll execute this,” O’Brien said. “This is the future of the state, and all of you can play a helpful part in that.”

Rice Finds Solution to Flowback Water.  Flowback (water that comes back out of the well after fracking) and produced water (naturally occurring water from the depths that comes out the well for months and years after it’s drilled) have long been a “problem” drillers have to deal with.

The choices are to: (1) haul it away to an injection well, (2) haul it to a centralized recycling facility, or (3) recycle it on location and reuse it for more drilling/fracking. That third option is really the brass ring for drillers. If only there was an economical way to recycle the water on location and reuse it. Researchers at Rice University (in Texas) believe they have made a breakthrough in option #3. Using a ceramic membrane with microscale pores, Rice researchers have found a way to clean flowback and produced water, removing 90% of hydrocarbons, bacteria and particulates in a single pass through the filter. The Rice discovery is aimed particularly at flowback–the 10-15% of fluid pumped down the hole to frack a well. Rice researchers published their research online, today, in Nature magazine’s open-access Scientific Reports. We have a copy of the paper, titled “Super hydrophilic Functionalization of Microfiltration Ceramic Membranes Enables Separation of Hydrocarbons from Frac and Produced Water.”

U.S. Crude Exports Hit Record.  U.S. crude exports surged to a new record post-Hurricane Harvey, to 1.5 million barrels per day (MMBPD) last week, surpassing the 1.3 MMBPD high reached earlier this year in the week ending May 26, U.S. official data revealed Wednesday.

The Energy Information Agency said crude oil shipments for the week ended Sept. 22, totaled 1.49 MMBPD, compared to the previous week’s exports of 928,000 BPD, Kallanish Energy reports.

Exports economics were improved by a glut of light crude in the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Harvey and the shutdown of refinery capacity. Higher volumes of crude available in the region resulted in bigger discounts for U.S. crude among foreign buyers.

Most of the cargoes are heading to Asia, shipbrokers said. Charterers include China’s Unipec, Japan’s Cosmo and South Korea’s SK Energy. Traders include Trafigura, Vitol and Mercuria. Some shipments, however, are also going to Europe and the Caribbean.

The EIA’s data drove the front-month ICE Brent-WTI spread down to $5.74 per barrel (Bbl) on Wednesday near the market's close, compared with $6.56/Bbl on Tuesday. On Monday, the spread was its widest since Aug. 2015, at $6.80/Bbl.

DOE Working on More Efficient Fracking.  As enormously productive as the Marcellus/Utica wells are, did you know that the best wells only recover perhaps 20% of the available gas trapped in shale rocks? Often it’s more like 10%, or 5% recovery. The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in Morgantown, WV is trying to change those numbers. In a research program NETL calls “mastering the subsurface,” researchers are learning what happens at the smallest level of fracturing shale–so they can improve recovery rates using new processes and materials. In addition to improving recovery, they’re also looking for ways to cut down on water use. Since there’s a fair bit of water already trapped in shale, NETL is experimenting with carbon dioxide foam, as a way of using less water. NETL is also using natural gas itself to frack rock. A lot of very important research is happening at NETL–research that may one day change the way we frack…

Free College Tuition for work on cracker jobs.  Last week MDN told you that Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) is operating a program in process technology that leads to an associate’s degree as preparation for a job at Shell’s $6 billion ethane cracker plant, being built now in Beaver County.

Shell primed the education pump by offering 14 full-ride scholarships for the program. Not to be outdone by CCBC, Community College of Allegheny County is offering free tuition to Washington County residents, thanks to a $100,000 scholarship program that’s looking to build a cracker-ready workforce. Yikes! Yes, it does seem a bit odd to us that Community College of *Allegheny County* is offering free tuition to *Washington County* residents–but hey, it works for us. Students can get either a one-year mechatronics certificate, or a commercial driver’s license (CDL). The “Cracker Ready Grant” program is funded by the Remmel Foundation through PNC Charitable Trusts. …

Insights in Terry Pegula.  A roughneck rappels down a wire after setting in place another 90-foot section of pipe on a rig that will drill a hole about four miles into the earth.

The 150-foot-tall rig chugs along in a rhythmic hum, boring at a relatively slow pace of 33 feet per hour as the bit hits tougher rock. In the coming days, drilling will slowly turn from vertical to horizontal, pushing through the shale below to tap the natural gas it holds.

Early next year, the next phase – hydraulic fracturing, or fracking – is expected to begin on the six completed wells on a 5-acre drill pad called Headwaters 145. Natural gas should start flowing by next summer from this mountain community in Potter County.

This is Terry Pegula’s other world, far from the heady lifestyles of the NFL and NHL.

Drilling for natural gas is what made him a billionaire four times over and allowed him to purchase the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres, after he sold a sizable share of his operations to bigger companies. Many people thought he was out of the natural gas business after he made his fortune. But, behind the scenes, Pegula kept gathering land rights and in the past couple of years stepped up drilling for gas in the mountains of Pennsylvania.

His small company has amassed drilling rights on 120,000 acres of leased land in Potter County. And he is betting more natural gas riches wait to be untapped from the Utica shale.

In a rare interview – he is both media shy and untrusting of those be believes unfairly depict the oil and gas industry – Pegula said he never had any intention of retiring from the oil and gas business.

“You should say I never left it,’’ Pegula said.

It is ironic to some that Pegula’s wealth and his heavy investment in Western New York – including $200 million for his HarborCenter project – is based on fracking. What he oversees just a few miles over the border in Pennsylvania is illegal in New York under orders from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

Perhaps more ironic is this: The natural gas coming from Pegula’s wells in Potter County heats homes and businesses in New York. Two pipelines carry the natural gas across the state lines into New York and elsewhere.

Pegula makes no apologies for fracking. Finding natural gas and drilling for it has been his passion since getting out of college in 1973, just months before the Middle East oil crisis that sent gas prices soaring. Today, he strongly believes his industry makes the country less dependent on foreign energy.

"We have made our country significantly stronger in the less than a decade with these unconventional plays,” Pegula said. “We have just turned the world energy situation around."

Some believed Pegula was largely stepping away from the oil and gas industry when he bought the Bills in 2014 for $1.4 billion. He had sold a sizable share of his natural gas assets to Royal Dutch Shell for $4.7 billion four years earlier, netting him $3.3 billion. Several months before his Bills purchase was approved, Pegula’s flagship company, East Resources, received $1.75 billion for drilling rights on 75,000 acres of land in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

But five years ago, Pegula began focusing on Potter County, “quietly acquiring acreage little by little.” Potter County was on his mind because his years of experience and knowledge of the region told him there was potential in the Utica shale formation and another shale field closer to the surface.

Nearly four decades earlier, Pegula acquired old records of oil and gas drilling that occurred 140 years ago in the Appalachian region. He could make sense of the records because he earned degrees as a petroleum and natural gas engineer at Penn State and is a self-taught geologist. Pegula pored over those records and found the geological formations – the Marcellus shale – that were rich in natural gas.

“Sometimes I can’t sleep at night,’’ Pegula said of studying those records. “I just love it … Some of the (records) are over 100 years old. It’s priceless data. We built our business basically off that.”

Selling drilling assets had made him a fortune, but he still believed more natural gas was hidden in the deeper shale – the Utica formation – underneath Potter County. Geologists also believe this Utica shale that the company is concentrating on could be more productive – and profitable – than the better-known Marcellus shale.

What’s more, Potter County “was wide open” for gas exploration, Pegula said.

So in the past two years, he expanded the drilling and development work of JKLM Energy LLC, a closely held company named for his children. Pegula’s company is intentionally small to keep it nimble and avoid the bureaucratic obstacles of larger gas companies. He employs about 20 people at its headquarters near Pittsburgh. Among the executives is one of Pegula’s daughters, Laura Pegula, a geologist.

Up in the mountains and far from the main roads in Potter County, JKLM and its contractors are busy. Pegula’s company has gotten permits for 47 natural gas wells in Potter County, according to Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection records.

Some permits are for wells since drilled or fracked. Others are ready to be explored and possibly drilled in the months or years ahead, depending on the market and pipeline infrastructure.

A well can cost $10 million or more to build. After waiting up to six months to get a permit from Pennsylvania, the land is cleared and roads are created. An initial crew drills down the first 2,500 feet or so. Next, the big rig comes in to drill down in a vertical and horizontal well that ends in a well 8.5 inches in diameter before cement casing is added to reinforce it.

Water goes to the drilling site from a tank facility that handles the 700 to 800 truckloads necessary for the process. Drilling can take about a month, followed by about 10 days of fracking.

Beyond the drilling, the company has built pipelines, a 72,000-barrel storage facility and spent an undisclosed amount of money on local roads that lead to JKLM sites, company and local officials say.

On a recent visit to Headwaters 143, two wells painted red sat in the middle of what had been a sprawling drilling pad just a couple months ago. The gas flows – increased and lowered depending on supply and demand – to a metering site about a half mile away where it then connects to a pipeline that takes it to New York and several other states.

It could take up to a year for Pegula to learn whether Headwaters 143 will produce what drillers hope.

“Being a month in, we’re confident enough to continue drilling wells,’’ said Jake Long, JKLM’s operation manager.

Pegula gets especially involved in work related to geology and rock structures and the gas discoveries, said Long, who has worked with JKLM about two years.

“He’s still very rooted in what his passion was, which is oil and gas, which is what brought about the sports teams and real estate development. He’s still involved with what got him there and what he’s done his whole life,’’ Long said.

That people are now realizing Pegula’s firm is increasing its drilling operations – and is the only major player actively operating in Potter County – is not a surprise to Pegula watchers over the years.

“I would say a lot of what JKLM is doing right now remained below the radar for a long time … I’m sure the people in Allegany County (in New York) are looking southward with a little bit of envy,’’ said Terry Engelder, a professor emeritus of geosciences at Pennsylvania State University.

In 2015, the groundwater of six private drinking wells in Potter County became contaminated after an unauthorized foaming agent was used to try to free a drill bit that became jammed in a well bore 570 feet below the surface. The company was fined $472,000 and gave $100,000 to 11 public water supply systems to install devices to monitor water quality.

After that incident, JKLM began holding monthly meetings with area stakeholders – in and out of government – to provide details on its local operations, said Paul Heimel, vice chairman of the Potter County Board of Commissioners. He complimented JKLM for continuing those meeting.

Heimel, who has never met Pegula, backs gas drilling in Potter County, in part because Pegula’s company brought jobs and tax revenues to a county that most gas explorers had largely ignored, he said.

“I think JKLM was one of the first companies to recognize the bounty of natural gas that’s locked into the Utica shale layer,’’ he said. “They became very aggressive in acquiring gas mineral rights from private owners and putting together significant acres. They were just very wise to get on that early.”

Tapping the natural gas deposits is more than just profits for Pegula.

To begin, the United States no longer relies on energy imports “from many of our enemies,” he said.

 “It’s made us much stronger in the world economy and with guys like Vladimir Putin.”

His bottom line: the United States will be pushed back to energy imports if fracking is banned altogether.

“I can tell you where it’s going to come from … It’s going to come from the Middle East, it’s going to come from Russia and the friendliest name you’ll hear is Australia,’’ Pegula said of the nation's energy supplies.

He bristles at people who believe renewable energy sources like wind and solar can replace oil and gas in the coming half-century.

“The numbers aren’t there,’’ he said,

Pegula acknowledges becoming wealthy in the process, but he notes so too have landowners who have leasing and royalty deals with drilling firms. At the same time, consumers and businesses have enjoyed lower energy costs because of the boom in domestic-produced natural gas.

But Pegula said he doesn’t expect to be drilling in New York because of Cuomo’s ban.

“It saddens me, but I don’t see it changing. They better hope we continue to produce energy in other states because they’re going to need it,'' he said.

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PA Permits September 21, to September 28, 2017

             County                                       Township                                          E&P Companies

  1. Allegheny                                     Frazier                                                Range
  2. Beaver                                         New Sewickley                                 PennEnergy
  3. Beaver                                         New Sewickley                                 PennEnergy
  4. Beaver                                         New Sewickley                                 PennEnergy
  5. Beaver                                         New Sewickley                                 PennEnergy
  6. Bradford                                       Wilmot                                                Chief
  7. Bradford                                       Wilmot                                                Chief
  8. Butler                                           Winfield                                             PennEnergy
  9. Greene                                         Richhill                                              Rice
  10. Greene                                         Washington                                      EQT
  11. Greene                                         Washington                                      EQT
  12. Greene                                         Washington                                      EQT
  13. Greene                                         Washington                                      EQT
  14. Greene                                         Washington                                      EQT
  15. Washington                                East Finley                                        CONSOL
  16. Washington                                East Finley                                        CONSOL
  17. Washington                                Somerset                                           Rice
  18. Washington                                Somerset                                           Rice

OH Permits for week September 23, 2017

            County                                       Township                                          E&P Companies

  1. Belmont                                       Wheeling                                           Ascent
  2. Harrison                                       German                                              Chesapeake
  3. Harrison                                       German                                              Chesapeake

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