Marcellus & Utica Shale Newsroom

Marcellus Shale Surpasses Louisiana as the Most Active Place for Trading U.S. Natural Gas

Spilman Marcellus News 25 Nov 2014 | 3:26 PM

For more than 25 years, the Henry Hub area in southern Louisiana has been the most active place for trading the nation’s natural gas. However, the Marcellus Shale has now surpassed the Henry Hub. Henry Hub trading was down 70 percent … Continue reading

Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia Can Support Several Large Cracker Plants

Spilman Marcellus News 19 Nov 2014 | 6:10 PM

At the recent Utica Summit II, Cleveland State University economist Iryna Lendel stated that the three states’ shale is producing large amounts of liquid ethane — enough to support a multitude of processing plants. To date, at least four of … Continue reading

First Long-Term Comprehensive Field Study of Natural Gas Underway

Spilman Marcellus News 14 Nov 2014 | 2:36 PM

West Virginia University, along with other researchers such as The Ohio State University and industrial partners have engaged with the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) in a five-year, $11 million agreement to create and manage the Marcellus Shale Energy and … Continue reading

Latest Aboveground Storage Tank Act Developments: Interpretive Rule Adopted and Comments Filed on Draft Emergency Rule

Spilman Marcellus News 13 Nov 2014 | 1:49 PM

On October 21, 2014, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (“WVDEP”) filed with the West Virginia Secretary of State its finalized Interpretive Rule outlining mechanisms for compliance with the imminent deadlines under the Aboveground Storage Tank Act (the “AST … Continue reading

Pennsylvania Contributes to a Large Portion of the Nation’s Gas Supply

Spilman Marcellus News 11 Nov 2014 | 1:44 PM

Not only does Pennsylvania produce 20 percent of the national gas supply, but the Commonwealth also saw record production for the first six months of 2014 – an increase of 14 percent from the last six months of 2013. According … Continue reading

Monroe County, Ohio Lands Ethane Cracker Plant

Spilman Marcellus News 05 Nov 2014 | 2:44 PM

Appalachian Resins, Inc. was slated to build the billion-dollar ethane cracker plant in West Virginia. Now, the company crossed the Ohio River and has leased land in Salem Township for the highly sought after plant that benefits the oil and … Continue reading

Dominion Cove Point Gets Federal Approval for LNG Terminal

Spilman Marcellus News 30 Oct 2014 | 1:00 PM

The $3.8 billion Cove Point terminal in Maryland will be the nearest export location for the Marcellus Shale. This authorization will allow Dominion to transport up to 860,000 dekatherms per day of natural gas from existing pipeline interconnects of the Cove … Continue reading

SHALE INSIGHT 2014 Deemed a Success

Spilman Marcellus News 21 Oct 2014 | 1:32 PM

Recently, the SHALE INSIGHT conference was held in Pittsburgh and drew nearly 2,000 attendees including industry executives, policymakers and technical experts. Presenters included prominent personalities such as: –  Former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge –  Current Governor Tom Corbett –  Marcellus Shale … Continue reading

West Virginia Aboveground Storage Tank Act Interpretive Rule Filed and Emergency Rule Out for Comment

Spilman Marcellus News 13 Oct 2014 | 1:48 PM

The Aboveground Storage Tank Act was enacted in response to the January 9, 2014 spill that contaminated the Elk River water supply and affected a nine-county area in West Virginia.  Since passage of the AST Act, the West Virginia Department … Continue reading

Utica Shale Starting to Look A Lot Like The Eagle Ford

Spilman Marcellus News 01 Oct 2014 | 1:00 PM

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the first 20 months of production in the Utica Shale is very close to the highly producing Eagle Ford Shale. And, Utica Shale production is slightly more than Haynesville shale in Louisiana. How much … Continue reading

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