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2014 Unconventional Well Production Data

by:  Matt Henderson,  the Shale Gas Asset Manager for Penn State University’s Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research (MCOR) and a member of the Penn State Extension Marcellus Education Team (MET). DEP released the most current data for unconventional wells in Pennsylvania and once again the production figures have shown a dramatic increase. According to the

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Now Arriving at Pittsburgh International: Fracking

By MATTHEW L. WALD PITTSBURGH — Where 600 flights used to take off and land every day here at Pittsburgh International Airport, there are now about 300. Partway down Terminal B, the moving sidewalk that used to lead to a dozen gates now stops abruptly at a plain gray wall. Pittsburgh’s airport is struggling financially

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MarkWest announces two new infrastructure additions to Ohio’s Utica Shale region

mmBy Bob Downing A Denver-based company is continuing to expand its processing facilities for natural gas and liquids in Ohio’s Utica Shale region. MarkWest Energy Partners has announced seven major infrastructure projects, including two new projects in Ohio. Among the projects is an expansion at the gas-processing plant at Cadiz in Harrison County. Known as

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NRG to close, convert or retrofit 4 Illinois coal plants

With NRG’s purchase of Edison Mission Energy in April 2014,  they took ownership of four coal-fired power stations in Illinois. Beyond employing a substantial number of people and contributing to the Illinois economy, these plants provide local reliability to the electric grid. As  witnessed last winter, local generation is vital during periods of peak demand. Until

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Small gas-to-liquids plant planned for former Houston power plant site

by Rhiannon Meyers Biofuels Power Corp. plans to build a small-scale plant to convert natural gas to synthetic crude on a former power plant site south of downtown Houston as it looks to capitalize on abundant supplies of cheap natural gas, the company announced Monday. The gas-to-liquids plant is a pilot project, the first step

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