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  • Seminar in OH.
    • “2013 is the Year of Midstream in Ohio.” Learn what Midstream could mean for your business. We’ll be partnering with Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce to present a Midstream seminar with representatives from Caiman Energy, Access Midstream and Crosstex Energy. Learn what’s happening with in Midstream in OH.
  • Bringing “FrackNation” to Philadelphia.  As many of you know, I live in Philadelphia. has partnered with a few local firms to create the Delaware Valley Marcellus Association (DVMA) which is premiering “FrackNation” in Philadelphia.  Phelim McAleer, the film’s producer, will be in Philadelphia to serve on the panel along with a couple of families from Dimock, PA.  Josh Fox of Gasland fame has been invited to serve on the panel also. We are hoping to make this a huge success.  We look forward to your support for a successful event.   If you would like to come or be a sponsor, here’s the link to the event

Latest facts and a rumor from the Marcellus and Utica Shale

  • Natural Gas over $4.  If you have not been watching, the price of natural gas has been over $4mmcf for most of  last week.  Permitting activity picked up this past week in PA especially in the dry gas area of Northeastern PA.  In the last week, 40 permits were issued.
  • EQT (Pittsburgh, PA) seeing success in CNG stations. Part of EQT Corp.'s effort to increase demand for the natural gas that it's extracting from the Marcellus Shale appears to be paying off.

    The Downtown-based gas driller announced Wednesday it was adding a fueling island to its compressed natural gas (CNG) station in the Strip District.

    Construction already is under way to add two fuel dispensers to the site's current six.

    The company said an increase in customer demand was behind the expansion.

    The station had about 200 transactions and sold about 2,000 gallons of CNG in January 2012. By December, that had increased to more than 1,000 monthly transactions and 15,000 gallons sold.
  • New York’s moratorium will be lasting a few more years on horizontal drilling.  In a roll call vote of 95-40, the New York State Assembly has passed a two-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing ("fracking").

    The bill, if passed by the Senate and signed off by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, would close the state's doors to the oil and gas industry's desire to begin operating in New York's portion of the Marcellus Shale basin until May 2015. New York has had a moratorium on the books since 2008.
  • LNG could be going to Japan.  According to diplomatic sources in Washington, the United States government is at the concluding stages of approving shale gas exports to Japan. It is expected that America’s Energy Department will give conditional approval for the time being, and then it will proceed to examine Japanese companies and their shale gas export projects. The approval is expected to come as early as this April.

    It would be a much welcomed development for Japan if the shale gas exports will be approved this summer. Currently, the liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports have been rising after the suspension of all nuclear reactors, except two, due to the devastation that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant brought about in 2011.
  • Rex Energy seeing good results in Noble County (Thank you Shawn Bennett from Ohio EID) Rex Energy announced the results from their first three wells located in the Warrior Prospect South project and those results are promising for the company and the continued development of the Utica Shale.  All three wells were developed on the same pad in Noble County right on the Guernsey/Noble County line near Quaker City.  The three wells used Rex Energy’s “Super Frac” technology, using 150 foot hydraulic fracture intervals.
  • PDC getting good results on Guernsey County, OH. MarkWest Utica EMG, L.L.C. (MarkWest Utica EMG), a joint venture between MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MWE) (MarkWest) and The Energy and Minerals Group (EMG), today announced definitive agreements with PDC Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PDCE) (PDC) to provide gathering, processing, fractionation, and marketing services in the Utica Shale.

    MarkWest Utica EMG expects to begin gathering and processing PDC’s liquids-rich gas production from Guernsey County, Ohio by the end of the second quarter of 2013. Initial production from PDC’s Utica operations will be processed at the Cadiz complex located in Harrison County, Ohio. In the second half of 2013, PDC’s gas will be transported via MarkWest Utica EMG’s high-pressure rich-gas header system to the Seneca complex located in Noble County, Ohio for processing. In addition to developing high-quality gathering and processing infrastructure on behalf of PDC, during the first quarter of 2014 MarkWest Utica EMG and MarkWest are expected to complete the installation of 100,000 barrels per day of C2+ fractionation capacity in Harrison County, Ohio that will include extensive marketing access by truck, rail, and pipeline. When completed, MarkWest Utica EMG and MarkWest will have the largest processing and fractionation capacity in the Utica Shale. The fractionation facility will also be connected by an NGL pipeline to MarkWest’s extensive NGL infrastructure in the Marcellus Shale and to its Houston, Pennsylvania complex, the largest fractionation and marketing facility in the Northeast. The large-scale and fully-integrated midstream system will provide significant flexibility and redundancy for PDC and other producer customers operating in the core liquids-rich area of the Utica Shale.

Baker Hughes Rig Counts

  • Baker Hughes Rigs count for the March 29 reporting week.  
    • PA Marcellus 68  rigs – up 1
    • PA Utica 1 rig – unchanged
    • Ohio Utica 28 rigs – unchanged
    • WV Marcellus 22 rigs  – unchanged

PA Permits for March 24-31

      County            Township           E&P Company
1. Bradford             Orwell                Southwestern
2. Bradford             Orwell                Southwestern
3. Bradford             Orwell                Southwestern
4. Bradford             Wilmot               Chesapeake
5. Bradford             Wilmot               Chesapeake
6. Bradford             Wilmot               Chesapeake
7. Butler                  Muddycreek      Rex
8. Clinton                Gallagher          Range
9. Clinton                Gallagher          Range
10. Greene             Washington       EQT
11. Lawrence          North Beaver    Shell
12. Lawrence          North Beaver    Shell
13. Lawrence          North Beaver    Shell
14. Lawrence          Pulaski              Hilcorp
15. Lycoming           Cummings         PA Gen. Energy
16. Lycoming           Cummings         PA Gen. Energy
17. Lycoming           McNett              Carrizo
18. Susquehanna    Brooklyn           Cabot   
19. Susquehanna    Brooklyn           Cabot
20. Susquehanna    Brooklyn           Cabot
21. Susquehanna    Brooklyn           Cabot
22. Susquehanna    Liberty              WPX Energy
23. Susquehanna    Liberty              WPX Energy
24. Susquehanna    Springville         Chief
25. Susquehanna    Springville         Chief
26. Susquehanna    Springville         Chief
27. Susquehanna    Springville         Chief
28. Susquehanna    Springville         Chief
29. Tioga                 Gaines               Ultra Resources
30. Washington       West Finley       Range
31. Washington       West Finley       Range
32. Washington       West Finley       Range
33. Washington       West Finley       Range
34. Washington       West Finley       Range
35. Washington       West Finley       Range
36. Wyoming            Nicholson          Cabot
37. Wyoming            Nicholson          Cabot
38. Wyoming            Nicholson          Cabot
39. Wyoming            Nicholson          Cabot
40. Wyoming            Windham          Chesapeake   

OH Permits – week ending March 23

    County       Township       E&P Companies
1. Carroll         Union             Chesapeake
2. Carroll         Union             Chesapeake
3. Carroll         Fox                 Chesapeake
4. Carroll         Perry              Chesapeake
5. Harrison      Moorefield       Gulfport
6. Harrison      Washington     Gulfport
7. Trumbull      Johnston        BP

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