Archive for March 20th, 2012

Aither Chemicals to Announce WV Ethane Cracker Plant

One of the companies that has been sniffing around the concept of building an ethane cracker plant in the Marcellus/Utica region is Aither Chemicals. MDN wrote about Aither’s interest in building a cracker plant in West Virginia back in January (see this MDN story). Aither retained a Pittsburgh investment firm to help them secure funding […]

Williams Buys Caiman Eastern Midstream for $2.5 Billion

Williams announced yesterday that it will buy Caiman Energy subsidiary Caiman Eastern Midstream for $2.5 billion. Caiman Midstream has a major presence in the wet gas area of the Marcellus and Utica Shale play. The acquisition will give Williams a major pipeline gathering network in northern West Virginia, southwestern Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio, along with […]

Tips for Ohio Landowners with Old Mineral Leases

A helpful article in The Marietta Times helps Ohio landowners better understand the complicated issue of old mineral leases signed decades ago that may still be in force. Before landowners can sign a new lease, the old claims must be officially removed. The article advises landowners to get a lawyer’s assistance. Leases are often reassigned […]

PA DEP Asks WPX to Help Families with Water/Methane Issues

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) sent a letter last Friday to WPX Energy (spin-off from Williams) asking them to help three families who live near shale wells being drilled by WPX in Franklin Township (Susquehanna County,  PA). The families’ water wells contain high levels of methane.

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Tue, Mar 20, 2012

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


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