Antero Resources Will Spend $2B+ in Marcellus/Utica in 2014

Antero Resources continues to be in the news. Over the past couple of days MDN has reported on Antero’s recently released production results for their Utica Shale wells (see Another Antero Utica Well Top of the Heap: IP Rate of 40.2 Mmcf/d! and More on Antero’s Record Shattering Utica Shale Wells). On the heels of their 4Q13 update from a couple of days ago, Antero yesterday released their 2014 capital expenditure budget. The company plans to spend $2.6 billion in 2014. Of that, they will spend $1.8 billion for drilling and completion, $600 million for expanding midstream facilities and $200 million for core leasehold acreage acquisitions.

Get this: All of the $1.8 billion drilling budget will be spent on drilling in the northeast–75% of it in the Marcellus, and 25% of it in the Utica. And the $200 million for new leases will be spent in both the Marcellus and Utica as well. It’s a massive amount of money flowing into the northeast ($2 billion or more)–all from a single driller. Here’s the Antero budget update issued yesterday:

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