Carbon Natural Gas Buys 780K Acres, 3,100 Mi. of WV Pipe for $41M

Carbon Natural Gas Company, through its affiliate Carbon Appalachian Company, announced earlier this week that the company has purchased another 780,000 acres of conventional (non-shale) leases, along with 3,100 miles of gathering pipelines located “predominantly” in West Virginia–for $41.3 million. You may recall Carbon Natural Gas picked up all of Cabot Oil & Gas’ conventional assets in WV for $21.5 million back in August (see Carbon Natural Gas Buys Cabot’s Conventional Wells in WV-OH-VA). Once again Carbon does not name the seller for this latest round (they also did not with the Cabot deal, MDN pieced that information together). This time we don’t have any evidence or clues to tell you who did the selling. One thing is clear: Now with a total of 1.7 million acres of leases, 7,900 operating conventional wells and 4,700 miles of pipelines, Carbon Natural Gas is locking down much (most?) of the conventional gas business in the Mountain State…

Oct 7, 2017 Update: An MDN source tells us the seller was EXCO Resources. We have not been able to independently verify the tip, but our source is reliable and we wanted to pass along the tip.

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