Ascent Resources Selling Some Ohio Assets in “Core” of Utica Play

Ascent Resources has listed for sale two “packages” of its assets in the core of the Utica Shale in Ohio. One package contains a non-operated interest in 68 wells and 1,362 net leasehold acres. The second package includes a royalty interest in 10 wells and 106 net revenue interest acres. Details on where the assets are located (which counties) and other details are in the listing below.
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Weekly Shale Drilling Permits for PA, OH, WV: Nov. 23-27

Last week Pennsylvania issued 12 new shale well drilling permits with a mix of permits issued in both the southwest (wet gas) and northeast (dry gas) regions of the state. Ohio issued 7 new permits, all of them except one in the same county (Jefferson). West Virginia was a goose egg–no new permits issued last week.
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Weymouth, MA Compressor Station Starts Up on Friday, Dec. 4

On Monday MDN brought you the exciting news that Enbridge’s Weymouth compressor station project, the final piece of the $452 million Atlantic Bridge expansion project, has received permission from the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to begin operations “in early December” (see Weymouth, MA Compressor Station Gets Greenlight to Start Operating). We now have a specific date when it will start up: this Friday, Dec. 4. As an added bonus, antis are creating an “elf effigy.”
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Converted Ethane Pipeline to Flow M-U Propane Across Michigan

Michigan Express Pipeline map (click for larger version)

Silver Wolf Midstream, a new company with offices in Michigan and Texas, is in the final stages of buying and will soon convert an existing 225-mile, 8-inch coated steel ethane pipeline in Michigan. The pipeline, to be renamed the Michigan Express Pipeline, will be repurposed to flow propane instead of ethane. We wouldn’t be interested in this project if not for the fact there’s a Marcellus/Utica connection.
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RI’s Eco-Socialists Want Nothing Done to Prevent Gas Outage

In January 2019, Aquidneck Island (part of Rhode Island) ran out of natural gas and left thousands without heat on the island for days during a frigid cold snap. Concerned that it would happen again, in November 2019 the Rhode Island Energy Facility Siting Board waived a licensing requirement to allow a “temporary” LNG storage facility in Portsmouth (see With “Backs Against Wall” Rhode Island Approves LNG Facility). The gas utility, National Grid, conducted a study and presented various options to keep this from happening again. Which option do Aquidneck Island legislators prefer?
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Yale Researchers Survey Best Way to Propagandize Against NatGas

“He who controls the language controls the masses.” (Saul Alinsky) What’s the best way to mass-brainwash and influence the public against something? Change the language about the issue. Saul Alinsky in his “Rules for Radicals” knew this. Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and other prominent leftists are disciples of the socialist Alinsky. Researchers at the once-great Yale University are Alinskyites too. Yale researchers recently conducted a poll of people’s attitudes toward the words “methane” and “natural gas” and found folks are much more favorable to the latter, viewing methane far more negatively. Conclusion: Force society to call it “methane” so the left can once-and-for-all destroy the “clean” reputation of natural gas and (hopefully) end all use of it.
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Other Stories of Interest: Wed, Dec 2, 2020

OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Tellurian withdraws U.S. application to build Permian natgas pipeline; NATIONAL: The United States briefly returned to net importer status for petroleum earlier this year; Pioneer Natural Resources CEO sees oil demand recovery in 2022; How Biden may save U.S. gas exports to Europe; Death march for US shale?; INTERNATIONAL: Asian prices supportive of further US LNG export activity increase in December; Steady shale gas bolsters clean energy in China; India’s natural gas use has returned to pre-Covid levels; OPEC+ meeting delay is a nervous moment for U.S. shale business; Green hydrogen in natural gas pipelines: decarbonization solution or pipe dream?
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