Utica Pipeline Could Send Ohio Gas To Gulf Coast

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By Nick Cunningham

A proposed pipeline in Ohio just received federal approval, which could connect shale gas from the Utica basin to the Gulf of Mexico.

Eastern Ohio is home to the Utica shale, which is thought to hold around 38 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Whereas the Marcellus shale has been the cornerstone of the shale gas bonanza in nearby Pennsylvania for several years, the Utica is a more recent phenomenon. In January 2012, drillers in the Utica produced just 155 million cubic feet of natural gas per day. But that number skyrocketed to 1.6 billion cubic feet per day as of December 2014.

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