Monthly Archives: September 2014

Twelve hours after the bombing of ISIS in Syria, there appears to be little impact on the energy prices in the U.S. and globally. Energy prices are at somewhat depressed levels and they are not impacted by world events. The Ukrainian crisis, ISIS and other world events are not impacting prices. One has to wonder what will. The only hope for natural gas prices in the U.S. is a cold winter. While no one seems to have a fix on the outlook for the winter weather, the Old Farmer’s Almanac is predicting lower than normal temperatures throughout the Midwest, Northeast and Atlantic states. Since this section of country are heavy users of natural gas, a colder than normal winter could drive up natural gas prices. Will prices get above $6 like it did last year? We’ll have to wait and see. We’ll track this and report on it. Joseph 610.764.1232 The post Syrian Raids having little impact on energy price


Drilling in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale region led to a rapid increase in both the number of hotels and hotel industry jobs, but Penn State researchers report that the faltering occupancy rate may signal that there are now too many hotel rooms. The demand is still strong, but occupancy rates are falling. While many hotels have been struggling with operations to meet demand with recent boom in drilling in the Marcellus Shale region, in the future, these hotels may have to focus on marketing and advertising. In the latest year reported 2012, demand was flat and occupancy rates were down 4.1 percent. Since most of the oil and gas workers depend on their iPhones, iPads and other smartphones for information, hotels will have to sharpen their online marketing skills. Joseph 610.764.1232 The post The Marcellus Shale Hotel Market Will Get Competitive appeared first on Shale Directories.

Pipeline anxiety may be felt in the northeast, however, it s nothing like the Keystone XL Pipeline in the midwest.   To demonstrate the missed opportunities in this region the US Chamber of Commerce is facilitating a tour of the regional for everyone to hear and see firsthand stories.   You have to wonder ..    I hope the northeast continues to support the pipeline and looks to future .  Follow the tour at    Keystone XL Pipeline Lost Opportunity Tour The tour will visit the cities, towns, ranches, chambers of commerce, and businesses near the pipeline that will benefit from the construction and continued operation of the pipeline. Not only will the Keystone XL pipeline benefit these local communities, it will contribute $3.4 billion to U.S. GDP and support 42,100 new American jobs. Joseph 610.764.1232 The post Keystone XL Pipeline Lost Opportunity Tour appeared first on Shale Direct

Texas. I attended the DUG Eagle Ford Expo in San Antonio this past week. It was certainly a highly successful, high energy expo. Congratulations to Hart Energy for such an impressive event.   As I walked the aisles, I could feel the eagerness and excitement that I experienced when the Marcellus Shale was just taking off. After the DUG Eagle Ford, I spent a day in Houston meeting with the senior management of companies working in the oil and gas industry. In discussing the current drilling activity, they all commented that they have not seen anything like this in a long time. A couple commented on the influx of people into the Houston to work in the oil and gas industry. If your company is looking to increase its footprint in the oil and gas industry, Texas is the place to be. Utica Shale is going to be big in 2015. After last week’s Facts & Rumors went out, a senior person at an oil field service company, whom I hold in high esteem, sent me an email and said, “Utica is poised to

Post-production water is the fluid that rises back up to the surface during the fracking process. It is expensive to clean and transport and is considered an environmental threat. Recently, the University of Texas at San Antonio and the Southwest Research Institute have claimed to revolutionize the cleaning process by lowering its price. The team used a plant matter called biochar to remove the toxic chemicals from the frack fluid. Biochar is made out of wood chips, paper, leaves and soybean or corn oil. It absorbs hydrocarbons, organics, biocides and some inorganic metal ions. Flowback water is usually pumped down a water disposal well or cleaned in an expensive facility for the water to be reused. Post-production water is extremely toxic and usually radioactive. Joseph 610.764.1232

DALLAS, September 11, 2014 EnLink Midstream, LLC (NYSE: ENLC) (the General Partner) and EnLink Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: ENLK) (the Master Limited Partnership) announced today that Alaina K. Brooks has been selected to succeed Joe A. Davis as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, pending approval by the boards of directors. Mr. Davis is resigning following nine years of service to EnLink Midstream (formerly known as Crosstex Energy). Ms. Brooks has served in several legal roles within EnLink Midstream since joining the company in 2008, most recently as Deputy General Counsel. In her new role, she will serve on EnLink Midstream’s Senior Leadership Team, as well as lead the company’s legal and regulatory functions. Before joining the company in 2008, Ms. Brooks practiced law at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and Baker Botts L.L.P., where she counseled clients on matters of complex commercial litigation, risk management, and taxation. She is a Certified Public Accoun

The recent announcement of a cracker plant going into Monroe County, Ohio certainly will open up a wide variety of opportunities for all sorts of businesses. One of the best ways to learn about these opportunities is to attend Utica Summit II. Utica Summit IIOctober 14, 2014The University CenterKent State University StarkNorth Canton, OH 8 AM TO 3 PM An ethane crack, which can turn Utica energy into the building blocks of plastics and chemicals, is coming to Ohio. Now is the time to learn what this could mean to your business. Utica Summit II will give you the opportunity to hear from national experts in the downstream use of Utica Energy from Petro/Chemicals and Plastics Manufacturing to CNG Commercial Transportation. If you want to see to what can happen to transform American Manufacturing and Transportation in energy-rich America, you will want to be there. Register online now. The post Downstream Opportunities in Ohio appeared first on Shale Directories.