National Fuel Gas/Seneca Res. 3Q15: Marcellus Production Down 12%

National Fuel Gas Company, a large Buffalo-based utility with subsidiaries active in drilling and midstream, released their third quarter (everybody else’s second quarter) financial and operating results yesterday. National Fuel Gas is the parent of Marcellus driller Seneca Resources and midstream company Empire Pipeline. Sounding like a broken record, Seneca Resources, like just about every other driller in North America, had a horrible quarterly net income statement because of write-downs in the value of their assets–i.e. a paper loss (not an actual cash loss). Unlike many other drillers, Seneca’s Marcellus production was down year over year by 12%–presumably from lack of drilling and completing new wells. Below we have the scoop on National Fuel’s drilling/upstream operations (Seneca Resources), and on their pipeline/midstream operations (Empire Pipeline & National Fuel Gas Midstream), along with a snapshot of their production numbers, broken out by oil/gas and by region…

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