EXCO Reaffirms No New Marcellus Drilling in 2016, Capex Cut 69%

On March 1 EXCO Resources issued a press release with fourth quarter and full year 2015 results. In the release EXCO, once a sizable player in the Marcellus with 145,000 net acres in the Marcellus and having drilled and operating 124 horizontal Marcellus wells, said there would be no new Marcellus drilling in 2015 (see EXCO: No Marcellus Drilling in 2015/2016, NYSE Threatens Delisting). Last week EXCO reaffirmed that sentiment, saying they are cutting capital expenditures by 69% in 2016 over what they spent in 2015. EXCO spent $277 million last year, and now plans to spend $85 million this year. The only place they plan to spend money on drilling is a few wells in the Haynesville Shale. Also of note, their borrowing base went down…

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