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Muchas Gasias: Beaver Run Reservoir Hires Auditor for Royalties

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Landowners at 2nd OH Gas Storage Field Sue for Right to Drill

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Two WV Colleges Get $100K Grant from Dominion Foundation

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Dominion Announces Marcellus/Utica Shale Expansion

Dominion Resources, the third-largest public utility in the U.S., held its annual shareholder’s meeting in Pittsburgh on Tuesday where president & CEO Thomas Farrell announced plans to expand natural gas pipeline and processing projects in every state where there is Marcellus and Utica Shale. Ten company-endorsed candidates were voted on and approved for the board […]

Water Tests at PA Reservoir Show No Affects from Gas Drilling

In March 2009, the Westmoreland (PA) County Board of Supervisors voted to lease Municipal Authority property near the Beaver Run Reservoir for shale gas drilling to Dominion Resources. The original plan was to drill five wells (see this MDN story). Two years later, there are 13 working wells on the property with plans for another […]

Dominion Expects to Receive Shale Gas Export Permit in 2012

Last September, Dominion Resources filed an application with the Department of Energy (DOE) to begin exporting liquefied natural gas from its Cove Point terminal in Maryland—up to 1 billion cubic feet of gas per day (see this MDN story). Dominion Resources CEO Thomas Farrell said last Friday he believes the permit will be issued later […]

Thorny Issue: Dominion Files Request to Export Shale Gas

One of the strongest arguments in favor of drilling for Marcellus and other shale gas in the U.S. is that it provides a cheap alternative fuel for Americans—a “home grown” energy source that benefits everyone. It’s a simple and undeniable fact: Cheap energy translates into economic prosperity for all citizens. Cheap energy makes it easier […]

CONSOL/CNX Gas Will Drill Two Dozen Horizontal Marcellus Gas Wells in 2010, Now Holds Leases on 760,000 Acres

Highlights from the CONSOL Energy quarterly earnings report as it touches on their operations in the Marcellus Shale: On March 15, CONSOL Energy announced a $3.475 billion acquisition of the Appalachian gas exploration and production business of Dominion Resources. We expect to close the transaction tomorrow. The assets include approximately 1 trillion cubic feet of […]

Dominion Expands Marcellus Shale Gas Processing Capacity, Plans to Convert & Expand Ohio-WV Pipeline

Not to be outdone by MarkWest’s recent announcement about expanding their processing and fractionation facilities in the Marcellus Shale, Dominion has announced they too have big plans for expansion in the Marcellus Shale, including converting transmission pipeline TL-404—running through Ohio and West Virginia—into a “wet gas service” line. Dominion’s plans also include building new processing […]

Major Transaction: CONSOL Energy Buys Dominion Resources Appalachian Business, Including Marcellus Gas Operations, for $3.475 Billion

CONSOL Energy of Pittsburgh today announced it is buying the Appalachian exploration and production operation of Dominion Resources. Dominion’s Marcellus Shale drilling operations are part of the transaction. CONSOL is paying $3.475 billion in cash. Dominion currently has leases on approximately 500,000 acres in the Marcellus Shale. Added to CONSOL’s existing 250,000 acres (which belong […]

Westmoreland County, PA Supervisors Vote to Approve Drilling on County Land

On Thursday, March 12, the board of supervisors for Westmoreland County (Pennsylvania) voted to let drilling commence on an area of county-owned land. According to the Valley News Dispatch: The board approved five natural gas wells to be drilled on Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County property near the Beaver Run Reservoir. James McKinstry of Dominion […]


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