Important New Report on Pipelines & Powergen in Marcellus/Utica

Here’s a quote that nearly made our eyeballs drop out: “In the PJM queue, there’s roughly 130 planned gas-fired power plants scheduled to enter service through 2021 totaling 76 GW under various stages of development across a large part of the market that includes Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and New Jersey.” Did you catch that? Some 130 natural gas-fired electric generating plants–most (if not all) of them fed by Marcellus/Utica gas, will go online in the next four years, generating 76 gigawatts of electricity. It is an enormous opportunity for our industry. Where did we read that stat? In a new report published by our friends at Natural Gas Intelligence (NGI). The report is called “Pipelines & Power: How New Infrastructure Could Uncork the Marcellus-Utica Natgas Bottleneck.” The opening article in the report contains the quote above (on page 2). This 20-page report is jam-packed with great information, like that quote. Actionable, useful, important information. Let us tell you a little more about NGI, about the report, and how you can get a copy…

This report is chock-full of expert interviews and analysis delving into the vital convergence of pipelines in and out of the Marcellus/Utica, and how those pipelines will carry natural gas to power generating plants both in the region, and out of the region. When we began writing MDN in 2009, power generation wasn’t even on our radar for the first few years. Over the past 3-4 years it has burst onto the stage. Natural gas-fired electric plants are rapidly expanding and replacing coal-fired plants–across the country. But nowhere is that more obvious than in our own neck of the woods.

From huge 1,000 MW plants to tiny 10 MW distributed regional plants and microgrids, this report fits the pieces together so you get a full and comprehensive understanding of how it works, and what’s coming in the next four years. Get ready to have your mind blown!

Want to know how natural gas combined cycle plants work? There’s a handy diagram to illustrate it in this report. How about electric plant retirements (i.e. going offline)? There’s a chart for that too. In 2015, nearly 14 GW of coal-fired plants went dark. The report is loaded with charts and graphs to shine a light on what has, and will happen.

The report includes:

  • Info about the big pipeline projects on the horizon, and how regulatory timetables are shaping up for 2017
  • A look at the shift underway in U.S. power generation and what it means for Appalachia
  • The PJM “Queue” and the number of power plants planned for the territory and basin
  • Insight on the 3Q2016 collapse of Appalachian natgas prices and the outlook for prices moving forward
  • How President Trump’s policies may affect natural gas and power markets
  • How oil prices could impact Northeast natural gas producers
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Companies referenced in the report include:

Antero Resources | Apex Power Group | Ascent Resources | Cabot Oil & Gas | Caithness Energy | Clean Energy Future | Consol Energy | Dominion | DTE Energy | Duquesne Light | Eclipse Resources | Energy Transfer | FirstEnergy | Fluor | Gulfport Energy | IMG Midstream | Memorial Resources Development | Panda Power Funds | Range Resources | Rev LNG | Rice Energy | Southwestern Energy | Spectra Energy | Tallgrass Energy | TransCanada | Williams

The report is authored by NGI’s topflight reporters and analysts. MDN editor Jim Willis has been privileged to work with the NGI crew on various initiatives since 2012. They are true professionals.

MDN Note: This is a sponsored post. NGI has compensated MDN to write and publish this post. Even so, every word of it is true and heartfelt. MDN Editor Jim Willis doesn’t put his own reputation on the line for just anyone. He truly means what he says above.


There are two ways you can get a copy of this important report:

1. Buy it outright, for $125. It’s worth it. Go here to buy it now.

2. Consider buying a subscription to NGI’s All News Access, which grants you access to each and every news story published by NGI’s professional journalists (including an archive of more than 20,000 articles). An All News Access subscription will run you $79 per month. As part of your subscription, you’ll get access to this report and a number of other insightful reports published by NGI. This deal is worth it too. Go here to subscribe to NGI’s All News Access.

For more information about the report and what’s in it, visit this page.