Sale of Cabot’s WV-OH-VA Assets to Carbon NG Closing Sept 29

Exactly one week ago MDN brought you the exclusive news of WHO is selling a bunch of conventional wells and leases (and pipelines) located in West Virginia, Ohio and Virginia to Carbon Natural Resources (see Carbon Natural Gas Buys Cabot’s Conventional Wells in WV-OH-VA). MDN was the only news source to identify Cabot Oil & Gas as the seller. The press release from Carbon Natural refused to identify the seller. Another news source has finally stepped forward to confirm what you read here a week ago. Argus Media has done some of their own sleuthing and found via pipeline filings with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, that indeed Cabot is the seller. Argus also includes some facts not in the original release–that the sale includes 780,000 acres of leases. Yikes! That’s more than 3/4 of a million acres! But just a reminder–it’s conventional (not shale) acreage. At least as far as we can tell. Finally, another new tidbit from Argus: the deal is expected to close on September 29th…

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