Utica Shale

Utica Shale Description ImageThe Utica shale formation is one of the newest natural gas discoveries in North America. It is located in New York state and the Canadian province of Quebec, along the St. Lawrence River Valley. Some geologists have suggested the gas-bearing formation extends as far south as Pennsylvania. The other major shale formation in this area is the better-known Marcellus shale.

Estimates of natural gas deposits in the formation range from a low of about 2 trillion cubic feet (tcf) to a high of 60 to 70 tcf. At this time, most companies active in the Utica shale are drilling exploratory wells on the Canadian side of the border because the state of New York has been reluctant to grant drilling permits to date. Some production rates have tested up to 1 million cubic feet per day.

Utica Shale Map

Utica Shale News

Total to sell Utica midstream assets to Korean firms

Sep 23, 2014

Total SA affiliate Total E&P USA has agreed to sell its 25% interest in Cardinal Gas Services LLC, a midstream company in Ohio’s Utica shale, to E1 Corp. and a consortium led by Samchully, both from South Korea, for $400 million plus an estimated price adjustment of $50 million.

Uneven effects seen from new Appalachian pipelines

Sep 15, 2014

Producers in the Appalachian basin will benefit unevenly from markets opening for natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica shales, according to a Canaccord Genuity analyst.

The gas market's horizon

Sep 15, 2014

This year has been relatively bullish for the US natural gas market, largely because of an extremely cold winter season in much of the nation and the drawdown of storage inventories to record-low levels.

Freeport LNG supply header, compression trains advance

Sep 11, 2014

Gulf South Pipeline Co. LP, a subsidiary of Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP has reached 20-year firm precedent agreements with foundation shippers to transport about 1.4 bcfd of natural gas on its Coastal Bend Header for the first two trains of Freeport LNG Development LP’s planned liquefaction plant, near Freeport, Tex.

Dominion heads 1.5-bcfd Atlantic Coast gas pipeline joint venture

Sep 8, 2014

Dominion, Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas, and AGL Resources have formed a joint venture to build and own the proposed 1.5-bcfd Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Williams holding open season on Western Marcellus Transco expansion

Sep 5, 2014

Williams is holding an open season for its Western Marcellus Pipeline Project, an expansion of the Transco interstate pipeline to provide incremental firm natural gas transportation to growing markets in the Mid-Atlantic and southeastern US by late 2018.

KMEP launches binding open season for Utopia pipeline

Sep 4, 2014

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMEP) has launched a binding open season to solicit commitments for the Utica-to-Ontario Pipeline Access (Utopia) project that would transport ethane and ethane-propane mixtures from the Utica shale area. KMEP expects the pipeline to be in service by early 2018.

EQT, NextEra to build Marcellus-Utica gas pipeline

Sep 3, 2014

EQT Corp. and NextEra US Gas Assets LLC, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of NextEra Energy Inc., have formed a joint venture, Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC, to build and own the 330-mile Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline. The joint venture also launched a binding open season for shipment on the 2-bcfd system.

Shell makes Utica gas discovery in Pennsylvania

Sep 3, 2014

Royal Dutch Shell PLC has made a natural gas discovery within the Utica shale in Tioga County, Pa.

Dominion heads 1.5-bcfd Atlantic Coast gas pipeline joint venture

Sep 2, 2014

Dominion, Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas, and AGL Resources have formed a joint venture to build and own the proposed 1.5-bcfd Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The 550-mile natural gas pipeline would move Marcellus and Utica shale gas from Harrison County, W.Va., southeast through Virginia, with an extension to Chesapeake, Va., and then south through central North Carolina to Robeson County.

EnLink to continue Utica expansion with 45-mile condensate pipeline

Aug 18, 2014

EnLink Midstream Partners LP and EnLink Midstream LLC, affiliates of EnLink Midstream, plan to build a 45-mile, 8-in. condensate pipeline and six natural gas compression and condensate stabilization facilities in the Ohio River Valley at a total cost of more than $250 million.

Shell reshuffles US shale assets in two major deals

Aug 14, 2014

Royal Dutch Shell PLC has agreed to two separate transactions in which it will exit its Pinedale and Haynesville onshore gas assets in exchange for $2.1 billion in cash and acreage in the Marcellus and Utica shale regions.

Rex Energy to acquire Marcellus, Utica acreage

Aug 14, 2014

Rex Energy Corp., State College, Pa., has agreed to acquire 100% interest in 208,000 gross acres prospective for the Marcellus, Upper Devonian-Burkett, and Utica shales in Pennsylvania and Ohio from Swepi LP, an affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, for $120 million in cash. The transaction is expected to close in September.

Utica Core Emerges as Production Climbs

Aug 13, 2014

Production from the emerging Utica shale in Ohio climbed in 2013, according to the latest data from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

Marcellus/Utica Briefs

Aug 13, 2014

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