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Natural gas power generation share grew for decade in Southern states  as coal declined

Natural gas power generation share grew for decade in Southern states as coal declined

 Texas and Oklahoma in region with some of country’s best wind resources Coal’s share of total electricity generation in the South declined over the past decade, from 50 per cent in 2006 to 29 per cent in 2016, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.As the use of coal has declined, the use of natural gas […]

By December 5, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Appalachia region drives growth in US natural gas production since 2012

Appalachia region drives growth in US natural gas production since 2012

 Average lateral length per well in West Virginia increased from 2,500 feet in 2007 to over 7,000 feet in 2016 Shale gas production in the Appalachia region has increased rapidly since 2012, driving an overall increase in U.S. natural gas production, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. According to EIA’s Drilling Productivity Report, natural gas […]

By December 4, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Tiny Wyoming tops oil and gas giant Texas by a mile as biggest energy producing state

Tiny Wyoming tops oil and gas giant Texas by a mile as biggest energy producing state

 Wyoming provides 40% of American coal, is 6th biggest natural gas producer EIA recently released State Energy Data System estimates for net energy supply, which provide data on each state’s total primary energy production and consumption. Wyoming, Texas, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and North Dakota ranked as the top five net suppliers of energy in 2015, according to […]

US energy regulator approves new natural gas pipelines in 2017, more coming

US energy regulator approves new natural gas pipelines in 2017, more coming

As of Feb. 23, 33 projects had FERC applications in process, and 20 projects had submitted FERC pre-filings Several large natural gas interstate pipeline projects have come online in recent years to support the shifting geography of domestic natural gas production, according to the US Energy Information Administration. The Marcellus and Utica shale plays in […]

New infrastructure to increase takeaway capacity of Utica natural gas

New infrastructure to increase takeaway capacity of Utica natural gas

Nexus Gas Transmission project to deliver 1.5 Bcf/d of natural gas supplies from Utica region A number of pipeline projects that have been approved, or are in various stages of the approval process, would increase capacity to transport natural gas from the Utica production region in Ohio to natural gas markets, according to the US Energy […]

By November 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
In 2015, US coal production, consumption, and employment fell over 10%

In 2015, US coal production, consumption, and employment fell over 10%

2015 employment at US coal mines in decreased by 12% to 65,971 employees US coal production dropped by more than 10 per cent in 2015 to 897 million short tons (MMst), the lowest production level since 1986, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Production in all three major coal-producing regions (the Appalachian, the Interior, and […]

By November 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Looking past vote, U.S. coal country sees millennials as key to revival

Looking past vote, U.S. coal country sees millennials as key to revival

US coal mining communities looking to reinvent themselves after decades of mourning coal industry By Valerie Volcovici HUNTINGTON, WV, Nov 3 (Reuters) – When Carissa Sellards talks to her West Virginia University friends about post-graduation plans, one dilemma keeps coming up – whether to stay in their home state or strike out for more promising opportunities […]

By November 3, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
West Virginia suffers worst industrial job loss since the recession due to coal

West Virginia suffers worst industrial job loss since the recession due to coal

VANSTON, IL – West Virginia shed more industrial jobs over the past twelve months than at any year since the end of the recession, reports the 2017 West Virginia Manufacturers Register®, an industrial database and directory published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. According to MNI’s database of manufacturers, West Virginia lost 3,243 jobs between Aug. 2015 […]

By October 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The rise and demise of West Virginia’s Hobet coal mine

The rise and demise of West Virginia’s Hobet coal mine

Hobet coal mine a case study of a once-rich industry in decline By Patrick Rucker ALKOL, West Virginia, Aug 5 (Reuters) – On the day Victor Clark retired after 26 years at the Hobet coal mine, the bosses called him to the office for a surprise. His wife, daughter, and sons Rocky and Tony, both […]

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EQT acquires 62,500 core Marcellus acres for $407 Million

EQT acquires 62,500 core Marcellus acres for $407 Million

Acquisition includes drilling rights on an undeveloped 53,000 net acres for the deep Utica PITTSBURGH – EQT Corporation today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 62,500 net acres, and current natural gas production of 50 MMcfe per day from Statoil USA Onshore Properties, Inc. (Statoil), $407 million, subject to customary closing conditions. […]