Stock Prices Fall 7-10% in Single Day for Big Marcellus Drillers

trending downThere is no doubt the current stock market crash (what else can you call it?) has affected everyone and everything–including the Marcellus/Utica industry. Yesterday the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil closed the trading day at $38.24 per barrel–the lowest price since 2009 during the dark days of “the Great Recession”. Natural gas trading at the benchmark Henry Hub in southern Louisiana, often used as a proxy for all natural gas, closed at $2.64 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf). The Dow Jones Industrial average sunk another 588 points to close down more than 1,000 points in two trading sessions–last Friday and yesterday. At the beginning of trading yesterday, the DJIA experienced its biggest intraday (within a single day) loss ever–plunging more than 1,000 points as trading began. Thankfully it regained nearly half of that–but still, it was scary on many levels. All of that fear has affected all stocks, including the stock price for some of the biggest Marcellus/Utica drillers, who saw losses averaging 7-10% in a single day–yesterday…

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