Fast Growth Imminent for Shale Gas Pipelines


A surge in pipeline capacity for natural gas in the Northeast over 2017-2018 is expected to boost profits for producers of shale gas in the region while helping to hold prices down for buyers in the Midwest and on the East Coast.

The $13.8 billion infrastructure build-out involves seven large pipeline proposals. Producers in the Marcellus Shale and Utica Shale—primarily in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and eastern Ohio—have been hurt by depressed prices in pockets of inadequate pipeline infrastructure.

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The producers are eager for the pipeline projects, which will take gas in all directions of the compass, including the possibility of some gas ending up at liquefied natural gas facilities for export.

For buyers, the gas pipelines should help reduce price volatility by keeping markets amply supplied.

It’s all in my story Fast Growth Coming for Northeast Shale Gas Pipelines.