Key Secret to Landing New Business from the NE Shale Industry

secret to successIf you own, or work for, or manage, a small- to medium-sized business, how do you get potentially lucrative new deals from the flourishing Marcellus and Utica Shale drilling industry? It’s an important question and one we’re often asked. Although there’s no magic–networking and word of mouth and being in the right place at the right time helps–there is one thing that a small or medium-sized business can do to dramatically increase your chances of scoring new business from the shale industry. What is that one thing? Getting an ISNetworld certification. And what the heck is ISNetworld?…
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Kinder Morgan Plans Chicago Pipeline Expansion for Marcellus/Utica

Kinder Morgan’s Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America (NGPL) announced yesterday the open season for a plan to expand their Gulf Coast mainline pipeline from the Rockies Express Pipeline (REX) interconnection in Moultrie County, Illinois, to points north on NGPL’s pipeline system. They aim to increase capacity by 450,000 dekatherms per day (437 million cubic feet per day). The project involves new construction of $100 million and the end result is to move more Marcellus and Utica Shale gas to more than 100 delivery points in the Chicago area…
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Verbal Dueling at Anti-Pipeline Meeting in Randolph County, WV

A couple of West Virginians verbally sparred at an “open house” conducted by the West Virginia Wilderness Lovers yesterday to essentially bad mouth and denigrate Dominion and their planned $5 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline project. The incident happened in Mill Creek (Randolph County), WV. One local landowner, who we will charitably say was making some wild claims about Dominion and the pipeline (it’s going to blow up and burn his family to ashes), was challenged by a pipeline union worker, also from Randolph County…
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Antero Resources 3Q14: Shorter Stage Lengths Yield 20-30% More Gas

Earlier this week Antero Resources, one of the largest drillers in the Marcellus/Utica, released their third quarter numbers along with an operational update. The company reports their new strategy of using shorter stage lengths (SSLs) when fracking wells has resulted in better producing wells–like 20-30% more productive than a non-SSL well. We’ve pulled out their operating update for both the Marcellus and Utica (an interesting read)…
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Obama EPA & BLM will Launch Methane Regs After Nov. Election

In April MDN warned you that the Obama EPA is coming for natural gas–i.e. “methane”–as part of Obama’s so-called Climate Action Plan. We warned you that the oil and gas sector are about to be bloodied (see Rogue Obama EPA Goes on Methane Witch Hunt). We hate it when we’re right about such things, but we were. MDN received an email alert from the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) about this very issue. The EPA (and the Bureau of Land Management), according to the IPAA, will unveil devastating new regulations AFTER the November elections…
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More on NY AG Schneiderman’s Bullying of Anadarko & EOG Resources

If a mafia boss walks into a business owner’s store and “informs” that owner that the owner will start doing things the good fellas way (pay money, say 10% of all revenue) in return for “protection” from the “bad guys” that otherwise may make a visit to that place of business, it’s called a shake down. If we substitute “New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman” for mafia boss and “oil/gas company” for business owner, you’d have what’s just happened in New York State–and it’s called “good government.” Schneiderman isn’t personally getting rich from the deal he’s just forced down the throats of two major o&g companies (we don’t think, anyway). But make no mistake–the businesses Schneiderman targets would lose massive amounts of money in lower stock valuations if they don’t agree to Schneiderman’s “offer.” Schneiderman held the gun of his office to the collective heads of Anadarko Petroleum and EOG Resouces over the issue of fracking (something not even happening in NY), and they agreed to dance and sing his tune. They’ve just been shaken down. Here are the details…
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Anti-Drilling Former Mayor of DISH, TX Gives FrackNation the Slip!

One of the earliest anti-drilling rallies MDN editor Jim Willis covered by personally attending was held at a Binghamton public school in February 2012. We had a visiting “dignitary”–former Mayor of DISH, TX, Calvin Tillman (see DISH, Texas Mayor Calvin Tillman Visits Binghamton – Marcellus Drilling News was There). It was at that meeting that Jim’s eyes were opened to the fact that many in the anti-drilling movement are ’60s hippies–or hippie wannabes. We weren’t all that impressed with Mayor Tillman’s ramblings. Recently one of our favorite people, Phelim McAleer (producer and star of the FrackNation documentary) caught up with Mayor Tillman, to ask him some tough questions about the “science” Tillman uses in his talks about DISH. Tillman, obviously outclassed by McAleer, slipped out the back door…
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