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Oil prices fall, but drilling won’t slow down

Friday, October 24, 2014 by

Oil prices have fallen to $82.75 per barrel, but shale drilling continues at a steady pace.

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Part I: Interstate pipelines planned in Ohio

Thursday, October 23, 2014 by

There are several types of pipelines being constructed, including collection lines, intrastate lines and interstate lines.

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Oilfield Jargon

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Hydraulic Fracturing or Fracking

Usually shortened to ‘fracking’, the process of using high pressured fluid containing water, sand and chemicals into sub-surface rock formations. The fluid fractures the rocks, improving the flow of natural gas into the well bore. Early attempts at injecting fluids into wells began in the 1860s, but early attempts at fracking didn’t occur until 1947. The fracking process of today began in 1999.

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Landowners should know the facts before signing a pipeline easement

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 by

Before signing an easement, landowners should know the impact of a pipeline crossing through their property.

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Lack of consistent definitions needed for condensates, natural gas liquids

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by

In the oil and gas industry, condensates aren’t defined separately from natural gas liquids.

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Impact fee suggested for Pennsylvania pipelines

Monday, October 20, 2014 by

Pennsylvania senators have proposed an impact fee for pipelines that cross the state.

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Chesapeake sells Marcellus and Utica shale assets to Southwestern Energy Co.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 by

Chesapeake Energy Corp. has sold its assets in part of the Marcellus and Utica shales to Southwestern Energy Co.

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