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Drilling Down: Region Could Support 4 More Cracker Plants: Study | March 22, 2017

Region Could Support 4 More Cracker Plants: Study

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A new study says that by 2030 Pennsylvania is capable of producing enough ethane to support four more cracker complexes in the Marcellus and Utica shale region – and that’s excluding Royal Dutch Shell’s $6 billion cracker project under construction in Monaca, Pa. The report, “Prospects to Enhance Pennsylvania’s Opportunities in Petrochemical […]

Drilling Down: Utica Gas Production Passes Trillion Cubic Foot Mark | March 21, 2017

Utica Gas Production Passes Trillion Cubic Foot Mark

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Horizontal wells operating in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale region yielded more than 1.3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas during 2016, a 43.4% increase from 2015, according to the latest production reports from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR reported Monday that the Utica produced 1.370 trillion cubic feet of natural […]

Drilling Down: Pa. Finds Fracking Caused Lawrence County Quakes | February 21, 2017

Pa. Finds Fracking Caused Lawrence County Quakes

MEADVILLE, Pa. – A series of low-magnitude earthquakes that occurred in Lawrence County in April 2016 were most likely caused by hydraulic fracturing, according to a report issued Friday by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. “Induced seismicity is a relatively new and complex technical issue,” said Patrick McDonnell, acting secretary of the department. “This […]

Drilling Down: MPLX Acquires Equity Interest in Dakota Access Pipeline | February 16, 2017

MPLX Acquires Equity Interest in Dakota Access Pipeline

FINDLAY, Ohio – MPLX LP announced Wednesday it has closed on a previously announced acquisition of a partial, indirect interest in the Dakota Access Pipeline and Energy Transfer Crude Oil Pipeline projects through a joint venture with Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. MPLX, formed in 2012 by Marathon Petroleum Corp. to own, develop and operate midstream […]