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Moving Gas: FERC Approves Construction of TransCanada's Leach XPress and Rayne XPress Pipelines
Oil and Gas 360
Today the company said the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) had approved the construction of the Leach XPress and Rayne XPress projects, two of the Columbia Pipeline Group projects that were designed to transport natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica production areas to Midwest and Gulf Coast markets.

Oil and Gas Investor
Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. changed its name to Blue Ridge Mountain Resources Inc., the Irving, Texas-based company said Jan. 17. The name change was part of the company's rebranding following its successful emergence from Chapter 11 in May 2016. The name change took effect Jan. 17, and the company said it expects the full transition will occur over the next few weeks.

The Intelligencer 
Federal regulators are giving favorable reviews to billions of dollars worth of pipeline infrastructure that will benefit the natural gas industry in Ohio and West Virginia, but those who live in the paths of the Atlantic Coast and Atlantic Sunrise pipelines remain concerned.

Gulfport increased production in 2016
The Canton Repository
Gulfport Energy Corp., the second largest operator in eastern Ohio's Utica Shale range, reported an increase in natural gas and oil production during 2016.

Rex Energy completes sell-off of some Ohio assets
Pittsburgh Business Times
Rex Energy Corp. announced Wednesday afternoon that it had completed the $30 million sale of some assets in Ohio's Utica Shale to Antero Resources Corp.

Eclipse sells undeveloped acres in Ohio
Farm and Dairy News
Eclipse Resources Corporation announced Dec. 19 it has completed the sale of approximately 9,900 acres in eastern Noble County and western Monroe County, Ohio, for approximately $63.8 million to an undisclosed buyer.

New power plant using natural gas planned in eastern Ohio
Columbia Business First
Apex Power Group LLC and Caithness Energy LLC have filed a so-called pre-application letter with the Ohio Power Siting Board to construct a 1,650-megawatt combined-cycle plant in Guernsey County. Construction would begin in the first quarter of 2018 and operations start in the third quarter of 2020.