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Billions Spent for Natural Gas Processing Infrastructure

February 26, 2014   By CASEY JUNKINS – For The Times Leader , Times Leader MOUNDSVILLE – Throughout the Upper Ohio Valley, Williams Energy, MarkWest Energy, Blue Racer Midstream and M3 Midstream have already committed to build more than $9 billion worth of Marcellus and Utica shale natural gas processing infrastructure. And at least that [...]

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Marathon Petroleum $140M Cornerstone Pipeline

Marathon Petroleum Corp. plans to spend an estimated $140 million on a new pipeline that will connect its refinery in Canton to an oil and natural gas processing facility in the Utica shale play. The 48-mile Cornerstone Pipeline, expected to be completed in 2016, will connect the refinery with a processing plant in Cadiz operated [...]

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Foundation Being Laid for Utica Shale Play

Development of the Utica Shale play has kept Harrison County a hub of activity in recent weeks with completion of MarkWest’s cryogenic plant in Cadiz and construction of a road to link the M3 Midstream natural gas processing plant in Scio with state Route 151. MarkWest’s cryogenic plant, which has a processing capacity of 125 [...]

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It’s Wait & See for the Future of the Utica

WARREN – Experts analyzing unconventional methods of extracting the earth’s natural gas and oil – like the horizontal wells being drilled in Eastern Ohio’s Utica Shale Play – have hoped other successful U.S. shale plays would provide clues to Ohio’s future. At least three notable shale plays bear some similarity to Ohio’s Utica Shale Play, [...]

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Pipeline Construction in Shale Boom Alters Countryside

SCIO, Ohio — For more than 80 years, the view from Jody Snyder’s front porch was sweet and simple: farm fields, woods and rolling hills. It’s a view she has shared with her husband, Dick, for decades. But the landscape is changing in rural Harrison County. Now, a battalion of construction workers operates cranes, backhoes [...]

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Midstream is Next Step in Utica Shale Development

The morale of this article is some midstream companies build their midstream infrastructure using Ohio based labor and contractors. Mark West Energy Partners exemplifies this practice building their pipeline network and plants with a host of local companies and a homegrown workforce. Access Midstream/M3 Momemtum contrary to what their CEO says in the article is [...]

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Is the Utica a Bust? Analysts do not think so and Neither do Midstream Developers

By DAN SHINGLER 9:25 am, April 19, 2013     So, is the Utica shale boom over? That was the impression some observers said was created by an April 15 Bloomberg news story titled, “Ohio’s $500 billion oil dream fades as Utica turns gassy.” But those observers say people who think the Utica is a [...]

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Mark West Projects Making Progress

Mark West Energy Partners are very committed to employing local people in the areas they operate and build infrastructure. The projects discussed in this ARTICLE all employ people/contractors from the surrounding areas where the work is taking place. They are a true steward of corporate good will! Give them a thank you call: 740-942-1800 & [...]

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North Dakota’s Oil Rush Lures Chicago-area Residents

North Dakota has no large metropolitan areas from which to draw people from to work in their state’s rapidly expanding shale gas/oil industry. Thus like this article points out people are making the move all the way from Chicago and Minneapolis to work in the Bakken Shale play oil fields. Ohio on the other hand [...]

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In Ohio, the Fog Begins to Lift Over the Utica Shale

NEW YORK, March 25 (Reuters) – Shares of Gulfport Energy were in free fall last spring, dropping 55 percent in four months, until the oil and gas producer announced it had drilled its first three wells in the Utica shale formation in Ohio. The Oklahoma-based company’s value has since more than doubled, bolstered by a [...]

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