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Shale gas production drives increased market demand for propane, butane, and ethane product analysis

HOUSTON – Inspectorate, leaders in testing and inspection for the oil and gas industry, is expanding its Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) testing capabilities in North America to meet an increasing market demand for the analysis of propane, butane and other LPG products developed in areas where prominent crude supply and natural gas streams exist. The Marcellus and Utica shale plays ...

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$4 billion ND petrochemical plant to receive Continental produced ethane

A $4 billion petrochemical plant, plans for which were unveiled last fall, has entered into a supply agreement with one of North Dakota’s biggest oil players, reports the Forum News Service (FNS). Denver-based Badlands NGL said in a news release that it has entered into a “precedent agreement” with Continental Resources to supply the proposed plant with ethane gas, a ...

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Dow Chemical profit beats estimates as margins continue to expand

Dow Chemical Co <DOW.N> reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as the company’s operating margins rose for the eleventh quarter in a row, helped largely by low raw material costs at its plastics-making business. The U.S. chemical maker’s plastics business has benefited from easy access to cheap shale gas, which is stripped down into ethane to make ethylene – a key ...

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Natural gas liquids not as shiny as they once were

Wet gas is a uniquely southwestern Marcellus Shale problem. Until recently, it was a uniquely southwestern Marcellus advantage, but then natural gas liquids began losing value and the cost to separate them from dry gas, or methane, began to obscure their promise. At least that’s how EQT Corp.’s CEO David Porges explained it during a company earnings call last month. ...

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Sinking oil prices also hitting the market for natural gas liquids

Plummeting oil prices have not just been hitting oil drillers. They’re also hitting the market for natural gas liquids. The market for ethane, which makes up the largest portion of natural gas liquids production, is oversupplied. In addition, ethane, a feedstock used by the petrochemical industry, is facing stiffer competition from naphtha, a petroleum byproduct, which is cheaper due to ...

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Mariner East 2 pipeline gets two public forums

Sunoco Logistics announced this week it will be hosting two open houses in central Pennsylvania regarding its proposed Mariner East 2 pipeline project. The Mariner East 2 would stretch 350 miles and run parallel to its sister pipeline, the Mariner East 1.  The $2.5 billion pipeline would transport natural gas liquids across southern Pennsylvania to the Marcus Hook Industrial complex.  ...

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Commission to take input on Oneok natural gas plant proposal

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — The North Dakota Public Service Commission will take input next week on a gas processing plant in the works northeast of Watford City. Oneok (ONE’-oak) Rockies Midstream LLC has submitted an application for the Demicks Lake Gas Processing Plant that would process 400 million cubic feet of natural gas daily. The Oklahoma-based firm is the largest ...

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Ethane pipeline closed due to fire

Williams Partners LP’s Ohio Valley Ethane Pipeline is out of business due to a fire that broke out at a metering station on Christmas Eve. The fire broke out near Houston, Pennsylvania, at the metering station in Chartiers Township. The cause is still unknown. Williams spokeswoman Sara Delgado stated at 10 p.m. on December 24, the company’s control center received ...

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W. Pa. gas metering station fire forces evacuation

HOUSTON, Pa. — A Christmas Eve fire at a natural gas metering station in western Pennsylvania forced about a dozen people from their homes. The Observer-Reporter reports nerves were rattled but no one was injured in the blaze Wednesday at the Williams Partners LP station in Chartiers Township, about 25 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. The fire broke out around 10 p.m. ...

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