Marcellus/Utica Gas Increasingly Heads to Canada via Pipeline

In a low-price environment for natural gas, like the one we are in now, it’s every man (and woman) for himself. Marcellus/Utica drillers are scrambling to get their production to markets that pay enough to stay in business. While we still don’t have our own LNG export facility in the northeast, Cove Point, Maryland is under construction. But it won’t be ready for several more years. In the meantime, how can our drillers get product to international markets? One international market is obvious: Canada. It used to be that Canada sent natural gas to the U.S. It still does, but increasingly the flows are reversing and the U.S., especially in the Marcellus/Utica region, is sending natural gas to Canada. How? Using pipelines. Some of the pipelines are being built new. Some already exist and are getting reversed…

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