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API Pennsylvania responds to proposed ban on hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus

API Pennsylvania (API-PA) responded to the Delaware River Basin Commission’s (DRBC) proposal to ban hydraulic fracturing in the region.

U.S. operators are teed up for a drilling resurgence

Alex Endress, Craig Fleming, Kurt Abraham, World Oil

Drilling activity is noticeably higher, as American drillers climb out from historically low levels.

EQT dubbed largest U.S. gas driller after $6.7-billion Rice buy

EQT Corp. will become the largest U.S. natural gas producer after agreeing to buy Rice Energy Inc.’s holdings in the hydrocarbon-rich Marcellus shale formation for about $6.7 billion in cash and stock.

Kalnin Ventures announces fourth Marcellus asset acquisition

Kalnin Ventures LLC today announced it has signed a Purchase and Sale Agreement (PSA) on its fourth acquisition of a non-operating portfolio in the northeast portion of the Marcellus shale, on behalf of its BKV Fund and investor Banpu Pcl.

Titan Energy sells Appalachia, Marcellus assets for $84.2 million

Titan Energy has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its conventional Appalachia and Marcellus assets to Diversified Gas & Oil for $84.2 million.

Noble Energy sells Marcellus assets for over $1.2 billion, pays down acquistion debt

Noble Energy, Inc., has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to divest all of its upstream assets in northern West Virginia and southern Pennsylvania to an undisclosed buyer for a total amount of $1.225 billion.

Kalnin Ventures announces third Marcellus acquisition

Kalnin Ventures LLC has announced that it has signed a Purchase and Sale Agreement (PSA) on its third acquisition of a non-operating portfolio in the northeastern Marcellus shale play of Pennsylvania, on behalf of its investor Banpu Pcl.

Kalnin Ventures closes on second acquisition of Marcellus shale assets

Kalnin Ventures LLC today announced it has closed on its second acquisition of a non-operating portfolio in the northeast Marcellus shale play of Pennsylvania, on behalf of its investor Banpu Pcl.

Dresser-Rand commissions its first small-scale LNG production solution

The Dresser-Rand business, part of Siemens Power and Gas, has commissioned its first small-scale natural gas liquefaction system at the Ten Man liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility near Mansfield, Pa.

Reluctant activist sees heart of shale being ripe for deals

After years of calling for it privately, Barnes Hauptfuhrer decided that early 2017 was finally time to go public with his desire to see a makeover of America’s hottest natural gas play.

Crown jewel of U.S. shale fuels endless pursuit of Williams

Williams Cos. CEO Alan Armstrong has something everybody wants, and he knows it. “It’s a gold mine,” he says. “It’s irreplaceable.”

Anadarko sells Marcellus assets to Alta Resources

Anadarko Petroleum has agreed to sell its operated and non-operated upstream assets and operated midstream assets in the Marcellus shale of north-central Pennsylvania to Alta Marcellus Development, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alta Resources Development, LLC, for approximately $1.24 billion.

Eclipse Resources sells Utica acreage

Eclipse Resources has completed the sale of approximately 9,900 net acres in eastern Noble County and western Monroe County, Ohio, for approximately $63.8 million.

Gulfport Energy expands Utica footprint with $87-million acquisition

Gulfport Energy Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement with a third-party to acquire approximately 12,600 net undeveloped acres in northern Monroe County, Ohio.

Wellsite Fishing and Rental Services announces Cornerstone Completion Services as new division

Wellsite Fishing and Rental Services, a provider of drilling and completion rental equipment, has created a new division: Cornerstone Completion Services (CCS).

CONSOL, Noble Energy to separate Marcellus shale joint venture

CONSOL Energy and Noble Energy have entered into a definitive agreement to separate their 50-50 Marcellus shale joint venture.

Rice Energy expands in Marcellus with $2.7-billion Vantage Energy buy

Rice Energy has entered into a purchase and sale agreement to acquire Vantage Energy, LLC and Vantage Energy II, LLC for approximately $2.7 billion, including the assumption of debt.

Statoil completes sale of non-core U.S. onshore assets

On Sept. 15, Statoil and Antero Resources Corporation completed their previously announced transaction, whereby Statoil has sold some of its non-operated interests in the U.S. state of West Virginia to Antero.

WellDog launches new shale sweet spot service

WellDog announced today the launch of its Shale SweetSpotter service, the first commercial reservoir-evaluation analysis technology specific to unconventional oil and gas, following successful field trials with its industry partner in the Marcellus shale.

Statoil sells W.Va. assets to Antero in $96-million deal

Statoil has agreed a further sale of non-core assets from its U.S. onshore portfolio, the third in the southern Marcellus in the last two years.