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Scott Rotruck
Director of Energy and Transportation Services
Observations of the Sixth Annual DUG Conference
I had the great learning experience of attending The Sixth Annual Developing Unconventional Gas Conference, known as DUG East, earlier this month. The conference is based around the sharing of ideas, performance updates, and networking across the supply chain of the Marcellus and Utica shales. DUG East brought the best and brightest corporate leadership together to update the 3,200 attendees on the innovation, continuous improvement, and execution of business plans in the 95,000 square mile Marcellus Shale and in its older, deeper and at 170,000 square miles, even geographically larger, Utica Shale. So, what did I learn?

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In The News
Mergers, Midstream, and the Marcellus and Utica Shales 
The $6 billion merger of Williams Partners and Access Midstream Partners is proving to have a major impact on the Marcellus and Utica shales.

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Sunoco's Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline Delayed?
Legal challenges could hinder progress on the pipeline moving natural gas liquids from the Marcellus Shale in western Pennsylvania to Marcus Hook.

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How Local Drilling Regulations May Impede Business Development in WV
Scott Rotruck and Joseph V. Schaeffer look at the layers of drilling regulations and the impact on business development in this article written for West Virginia Executive magazine.

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Featured Shale Team Member
Kevin Eddy
Kevin M. Eddy (Pittsburgh)
Mr. Eddy's primary area of practice is litigation with an emphasis on the oil and gas, transportation and construction industries. He represents and counsels exploration & production companies in the Marcellus Shale region concerning leasing, royalty disputes, permitting, commercial transactions, joint venture agreements, regulatory compliance, environmental litigation, work place safety, breach of contract claims and employment matters. Mr. Eddy is a graduate of Canisius College and obtained his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, New York and Florida.
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