Will the emerging development of deep Utica Shale wells across Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio be aided by midstream infrastructure built for the Marcellus Shale in roughly the same area?
“Right now, there is a shortage of capacity,” offers Stephen Arata, the new chief executive officer of Blue Racer Midstream. “There are a lot of projects under way: more than 20 billion cubic feet a day of new take-away capacity. This is all driven by projections. We forecast that in the next 10 years, U.S. demand for natural gas will be 100 Bcf/d, which is 25 percent more than today. And 40 percent of that will come from the Marcellus and Utica.”
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