Posts Authored by Matt Warnock

Cabot Oil & Gas opens branch office in Ashland County, Ohio

Cabot Oil & Gas has been testing oil wells in three Ashland County locations, according to Marcellus Drilling News. The company recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new branch office in Jeromesville and, although the corporation hasn’t formally announced findings yet, opening an office hints towards promising news. For more, read the full story


Dominion Energy files to expand capacity in Pennsylvania-Ohio pipeline

In January, Dominion Energy requested to expand its existing DETI pipeline to deliver more Pennsylvania Marcellus gas into the Ohio Utica region, generating more electricity for the Midwest market, according to the Marcellus Drilling News. The requested construction is relatively small compared to the possible results, and the PA DEP recently published a request for comments on the project in the PA Bulletin. For more, read the full story

Ohio, Pennsylvania

Ohio and Oklahoma drilling expansions boost Gulfport production

Gulfport Energy Corp. saw a 28 percent production increase of natural gas equivalent in the second quarter, led by its recent drilling expansion into Ohio and Oklahoma, according to NewsOK. Ohio’s Utica Shale was especially successful, producing almost 97 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent. For more, read the full story


FERC unlikely to act on pipeline review before Powelson exit

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will not take any surprise action on its pipeline policy review at its Thursday open meeting, as comments are still coming in until July 26, Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur said Tuesday. FERC will instead focus on a slate of individual orders before Commissioner Robert Powelson steps down next month. For more, read the full story


Cabot Oil and Gas Corp. builds exploratory wells in north-central Ohio

Cabot Oil and Gas Corporation, which previously drilled in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale regions, is drilling several wells in north-central Ohio (Ashland and Richland counties) to explore oil and natural gas potential below the Utica Shale, according to Farm and Dairy.  As part of this effort, the company is negotiating amendments to existing oil and gas/gas storage leases in the area to allow for horizontal drilling. For more, read the full story


Hilcorp Energy Co. produces significant amounts of natural gas in Columbiana County

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources reported that Houston-based Hilcorp Energy Co.’s wells in Columbiana County, Ohio yielded high amounts of natural gas from January to March 2018 according to The Business Journal.  For more, read the full story


Shale gas revolution expected to continue growing

After a decade of transformative progress, economic growth from the shale gas revolution is not projected to slow down anytime soon, according to Forbes. IHS Markit recently reported its projection for natural gas production to expand by another 60% within the next two decades. For more, read the full story.


Former EPA official becomes acting agency leader

Following the resignation of EPA deputy administrator Scott Pruitt, Ohio native Andrew Wheeler will be filling the role for at least a year, according to the Columbus Dispatch. If President Trump decides to nominate Wheeler to the position permanently, a Senate vote would be required. For more, read the full story

National, Ohio

Massive power plant construction planned in Virginia

Construction of the gas-fired Chickahominy Power Station, so massive that it ties for the position of largest natural gas-fired plant ever built, will soon begin in Charles City County, according to the Marcellus Drilling News. Charles City County is located between the cities of Richmond and Jamestown, near the Chickahominy River. For more, read the full story.


Shell receives three technical deficiency letters from PA DEP

The Pennsylvania DEP raised several environmental concerns regarding Shell’s permit request to construct the Falcon Pipeline which would be part of the infrastructure associated with Shell’s ethane cracker facility currently under construction in Potter Township, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times. Shell released a statement on its company’s commitment to addressing the concerns before the 60-day deadline and then moving forward with the project. For more, read the full story.

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