MDN previously told you that Rice Energy, a northeast-only driller with operations and acreage in both the Marcellus and Utica Shale, would soon go public with an IPO (see Rice Energy Launches IPO, Hopes to Raise $840M). The date for the IPO–the initial public stock offering–is now fixed: Friday, Jan. 24. Tomorrow. Rice hopes to raise $840 million in new investment to help with their planned $1 billion of drilling investment in the Marcellus/Utica for this year. Will they get it? That’s the million, or rather billion dollar question. We hope so!
MDN has covered various parts of the Rice story previously (see our Rice Energy category listing for all past MDN stories). However, an article published yesterday on the Seeking Alpha website does a good job of corralling all of the details into a single, easy-to-read article. While the article is aimed at those considering an investment in Rice, we found the information helpful for landowners, supply chain businesses and others with an interest in Rice. Forthwith: