Archive for February 3rd, 2012

Waiting Game: Cracker Plants Talk to Property Owners

West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio are all in the hunt to land an ethane cracker plant in their respective states (see the long list of MDN stories on a potential cracker plant in the Marcellus/Utica Shale region). According to WV Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette, Shell and another unnamed company are now in talks with private […]

More on MarkWest’s New Investment in Ohio’s Utica Shale

Yesterday, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and others provided more details about MarkWest’s Tuesday announcement that they will build two new natural gas liquids (NGL) processing plants and a new fractionation plant in Ohio’s Utica Shale (see MDN’s story on the original announcement here).

Seneca Resources Marcellus Well Output up 91.5% in Q1 2012

Seneca Resources, the exploration and production division of National Fuel Gas Company, just reported their first quarter earnings for 2012. As part of the report, we get the following operational update which shows a 91.5 percent increase in production in Seneca’s Marcellus Shale wells.

RailAmerica Buys Wellsboro & Corning Short Line Railroad

One of the interesting but often-overlooked stories of the rapid growth of Marcellus and Utica Shale drilling is the revival of short line railroads. As drillers enter an area, equipment and materials need to be shipped to that area. Sand, especially, is used in large quantities, and short lines are the most economical way of […]

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Fri, Feb 3, 2012

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading:


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