From a press release issued by Capital City Energy Group:
COLUMBUS, Ohio–(March 10, 2009)–Capital City Energy Group (OTCBB: CETG) announced today that Hotwell Services, its wholly owned subsidiary and a provider of oil filed services in the Appalachian Basin, has significantly increased its cased hole service activity in the Marcellus Shale, one of the most active areas for natural gas exploration and production in the continental United States. More than 800 wells are expected to be drilled in the prolific Marcellus Shale in 2009, a projected increase of 400% from 2008. In this environment, the Company anticipates the opportunity to rapidly grow its business by increasing its presence in the basin and expanding its market share. Hotwell’s clients include many of the major independent producer’s active in the Marcellus Shale play.
“Despite the significant decline in the price of natural gas, we continue to see strong activity in the Marcellus Shale. The reason for this increase may be from hedging and budgets that have already been approved and the overall project economics of the Marcellus Shale play. Hedged production ensures a strong pricing environment throughout 2009,” said Joseph Sites, President of Hotwell Services, Inc. “Through our extensive experience in servicing the major independents; we are well positioned to capitalize on the strong activity in the area. Clients have found that our equipment, personnel, service, quality, and safety processes provide a very high value and reliable wireline service”
About Capital City Energy Group Inc.
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Capital City is a diversified oil and natural gas company with three separate divisions. Capital City has evolved from being an innovative leader in the design, management and sponsorship of retail and institutional direct participation energy programs to become one of the few vertically integrated independent oil and natural gas companies, which is publicly-traded. Its strategy is to continue to grow a portfolio of core areas which provide growth opportunities through drilling, operating, oil field service companies, acquisitions and fund management.