From Magnum Hunter Resources today:
New Record Daily Production of ~205.8 MMcfe/d (34,299 Boe/d); New Record Throughput on Eureka Hunter Pipeline of ~463,400 MMBtu/d
HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Mar 2, 2015) - Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (
Baker Hughes reports that the number of U.S. drilling rigs dropped by 43 the week of Feb. 27 to 1,267 rigs.
That number of rigs has dropped by 502 from a year earlier.To read more or comment...
Texas-based EV Energy Partners intends to sell off its interest in processing facilities in the Utica Shale in eastern Ohio.
It is seeking a buyer for its 21 percent interest in Utica East Ohio, which operates natural gas-processing plants in Columbiana and Carroll counties and a liquids-separating plant in Harrison County.
The company said it hopes to close the sale soon. It has invested $294 million in the processing.
Last fall, EV Energy Partners sold its 9 percent interest in Ohio’s Cardinal Gas Services to two South Korean companies for $162 million.To read more or comment...
From the U.S. Geological Survey on Friday:
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From EnLink Midstream on Friday:
ENLINK MIDSTREAM EXTENDS OPEN SEASON FOR OHIO RIVER VALLEY CONDENSATE PIPELINE SYSTEM PROJECT
DALLAS,February 27, 2015 — The EnLink Midstream companies, EnLink Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:ENLK) (the Partnership) and EnLink Midstream, LLC (NYSE:ENLC) (the General Partner) (together “EnLink”), today announced an extension of the binding open season period to solicit volume commitments for interstate common carrier transportation service on a new condensate pipeline system (the “ORV Condensate Pipeline”). The open season, which was scheduled to end February 27, 2015 has been extended to end on April 15, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Central Time.To read more or comment...
apress release received today:
PITTSBURGH, Pa., February 27, 2015 – The Center for Sustainable Shale Development (CSSD), a collaboration of environmental organizations and energy companies to encourage prudent and responsible development of shale gas resources in the Appalachian region, announced today that it has expanded its wastewater Performance Standard 1 to address the treatment of shale wastewater at permitted facilities. The expanded standard represents the culmination of a year-long effort by a working group of stakeholders from industry and NGO participating organizations to address conditions necessary for safe surface discharge of treated shale wastewater.
The original performance standard identified recycling and underground injection as acceptable methods of managing produced water and recognized that there was also a need to address methods of wastewater treatment and discharge. For this reason, it contained a commitment that the group would address wastewater treatment by the Fall of 2014. In evaluating water management options, the working group took into account risks associated with long distance trucking, and the fact that outlets for recycling grow more limited as operations mature and begin to produce more water than they can recycle. After examining current federal and state regulatory frameworks, EPA guidance, and available technologies, CSSD’s working group determined that discharge through regulated Centralized Waste Treatment (CWT) facilities would be the most appropriate expansion of wastewater disposal options.To read more or comment...
Pennsylvania anti-drilling activist Vera Scroggins faces a fine and a jail sentence for contempt of court.
A Susquehanna County judge has found Scroggins has violated court orders keeping her from Cabot Oil and Gas sites in northern Pennsylvania.
Scroggins' case gained national and international attention in 2013 when she was barred from about half of the county.
Those restrictions were altered last spring to keep her at least 100 feet from drilling pads and access roads.To read more or comment...
From Czarrizo Oil and Gas earlier this week:
CARRIZO OIL & GAS, INC. ANNOUNCES STRONG FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR-END RESULTS, INCLUDING
RECORD CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION FOR THE QUARTER AND RECORD CRUDE OIL RESERVES
HOUSTON, February 24, 2015 - Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRZO) today announced the Company’s financial results for the fourth quarter of 2014 and provided an operational update, which included the following highlights:To read more or comment...
Some southern New York towns, unhappy with the state's fracking ban. are looking at seceding from New York and joining Pennsylvania where shale drilling is allowed.
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Beset by falling prices, the oil industry is looking at about 50,000 existing wells in the U.S. that may be candidates for a second wave of fracking, using techniques that didn’t exist when they were first drilled, Bloomberg reports.
New wells can cost as much as $8 million, while re-fracking costs about $2 million, significant savings when the price of crude is hovering close to $50 a barrel, according to Halliburton Co., the world’s biggest provider of hydraulic fracturing services.
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Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.
Shale Sheet Fracking, a Youngstown Vindicator blog.
The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.
Earthjustice, a national eco-group.
People's Oil and Gas Collaborative-Ohio, a grass-roots group in Northeast Ohio.
Concerned Citizens of Medina County, a grass-roots group.
No Frack Ohio, a Columbus-based grass-roots group.
Fracking: Gas Drilling's Environmental Threat by ProPublica, an online journalism site.
Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.