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Gulfport to ship ethane to Shell's proposed cracker plant

By Bob Downing Published: November 6, 2013

A few leftover tidbits from Gulfport Energy's third-quarter earnings call:

1. The company has signed an agreement to provide its ethane from the Utica shell to Royal Dutch Shell's proposed multi-billion cracker plant in Beaver County, Pa., if that plant gets built.

The plant would convert ethane into ethylene for plastics.

2. Gulfport is working to firm up agreements to ship its natural gas to Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Indiana.

3. Gulfport's Ohio well are producing 42 percent natural gas and 58 percent liquids (condensate or oil plus natural gas liquids).

4. The company reports it is finding good pressure in all areas it has drilled in the Utica shale.

5. It is averaging $9 million to $9.5 million per well drilled in the Utica shale and is working to reduce that total.

6. It is drilling close to existing natural gas pipelines in some areas of eastern Ohio to reduce delays tied to lack of pipelines.

 

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