Ohio Utica & Marcellus Maps – Where Does Drilling Happen?

Each week the Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources (ODNR) Oil & Gas Resources division publishes the latest list of permits issued to drillers in the Utica (and/or the Marcellus) for the Buckeye State. Each month the same department issues updated maps for both the Utica and the Marcellus to show where drilling is (and by omission, is not) happening. We have the latest maps below.
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Big Crowd Turns Out to Support/Oppose Drilling Under SWPA Park

The mystery is now solved. Last week we incorrectly (based on a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article) reported that FirstEnergy wants to drill a well under (not on) Linbrook Park, located in the Borough of Franklin Park in Allegheny County (see original story here). It’s not FirstEnergy but PennEnergy that wants to do the drilling.
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East Coast Dominates LPG Exports via Philly’s Marcus Hook

According to RBN Energy, “U.S. production of natural gas liquids is projected to increase by 17% this year, and by another 10% in 2020.” NGLs cover a variety of hydrocarbons. Two NGLs, propane and butane, are further classified as LPG–or liquefied petroleum gas. Of the four “smaller” LPG export facilities here in the U.S., two-thirds of all exported LPGs last year came from one–Energy Transfer’s Marcus Hook refinery near Philadelphia.
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Bradford County Conducts Housing Survey to Prepare for LNG Plant

We’ve been tracking a story since November about a new, smallish (but very important) LNG export plant coming to Bradford County, PA, to Wyalusing (see Big News! Marcellus LNG Export Plant Coming to Landlocked NEPA). In order to build the $800 million facility, a LOT of workers, and housing, will be needed.
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WV O&G Industry Plays Defense as 2019 Legislative Session Begins

At the beginning of each new year the West Virginia legislature fires up its annual 60-day session. WV legislators are part-time and only meet for two months out of the year. (How we wish that were the case here in NY!) For a number of years running, the oil and gas industry’s legislative agenda has pushed certain new bills. This year is different.
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Going on Offense: Exposing PA Anti Group & Their Funders

Our friend Tom Shepstone (Natural Gas Now) is a dangerous man…dangerous to anti-fossil fuelers. He’s dangerous because he’s smart, and because he has the unique ability to expose “the man behind the curtain” pulling the levers and pushing the buttons with respect to fracktivism and those who fund it. Tom has done it again, this time exposing the fraudsters behind a Pennsylvania group called Damascus Citizens for Sustainability.
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Energy Stories of Interest: Tue, Jan 15, 2019

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: Pennsylvania emissions order warily eyed by natural gas industry; Protesters gather in Western New York to rally against the Northern Access Pipeline; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: LNG and natural gas pricing brings Haynesville back to life; Record Haynesville shale output to push 2019 U.S. LNG volume above 40m tons; NATIONAL: US LNG ready to take centre stage in 2019; Climate action relied on natural gas. Then CO2 spiked; How algorithms are taking over big oil; Oil sector primed for major merger and acquisition activity; Natural gas prices spike 13 percent on forecasts for long, severe cold; INTERNATIONAL: 4,000 troops will safeguard 1,600 kilometers of Pemex pipelines.
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