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Conflict is increasingly likely between Russia and Ukraine, with potentially significant implications for oil and gas markets, including higher and more volatile prices, said a report released recently by SAFE and RGE.


Changes in longitudes: A three part series on ethane export challenges

With US ethane prices low and ethane rejection expected to continue increasing, interest in exporting liquid ethane is ramping up. But there are significant barriers to these exports, including: loading and unloading terminal infrastructure, shipping, pricing, and petrochemical demand. Housley Carr penned this three part blog series on the feasibility of overseas ethane exports.


Utica shale boom brings $19B to Ohio

Moving beyond the leasing of oil and gas mineral rights and into the midstream and downstream phases of oil and gas development, Ohio is seeing a large influx of capital related to Utica shale development.


Act 13 Impact Fee revenues to surpass $630M for state of PA

Higher natural gas prices are expected to increase Pennsylvania's drilling fee revenue by 11%. As natural gas prices inch higher over the years, so too, do the fees natural gas producers pay to the state as part of the 2012 Act 13 impact fee assessed on unconventional wells. This year, the state of Pennsylvania expects to collect $224.5 million.


Best to retire as SM Energy CEO

Anthony (Tony) J. Best will retire from his role as SM Energy Co. CEO within the next twelve months. Javan D. Ottoson, currently president and chief operating officer, is expected to be named CEO upon Best’s retirement.


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