Appalachian Basin Producers Are Poised To Become Energy Security Leaders 

Concerns about U.S. energy security, global geopolitical crisis, inflation and emissions control put the Appalachian Basin’s abundant natural gas at the forefront of global energy solutions. Producers are ready to be problem solvers, but will regulators and investors allow Marcellus and Utica shale operators to respond?


What you'll hear about at DUG East Conference & Exhibition 2022:

LNG, Energy Security and Reducing Emissions

The country’s largest natural gas producer says U.S. LNG exports can solve the global energy crisis, fuel efforts to replace Russian gas in Europe and elsewhere, and reduce global carbon emissions around the world. Executives operating in the Northeast discuss the region’s abundance of natural gas and why it should ramp up to help alleviate both pressing issues.

Center Stage at the Mid-term Elections

The races for the open U.S. Senate seat in Pennsylvania and the state’s new governor will be two of the most hotly contested and covered elections of the fall. With big name candidates running for an important seat that could affect the balance of power in the Senate and the future of the region’s shale industry, we take a close look at the domestic political and regulatory issues affecting natural gas.

New Deals, Familiar Faces, Renewed Interest in the Eastern Marcellus

Chesapeake Energy is back with the purchase of Chief Oil & Gas and Tug Hill’s assets. Coterra Energy is a new name operating old wells in Susquehanna County. Range Resources is no longer trying to sell Northeast Pennsylvania assets, it’s drilling them. Get a look at big happenings in the eastern Marcellus.

Growth and Responsibilities

The EIA estimates that production from the Appalachia region will grow by 0.3 Bcf/d in 2022 and 0.7 Bcf/d in 2023. Where will that growth be centered and will operators be able to maintain responsible growth in the face of high nat gas prices?

Pipeline Constraints Pose Threats to Production

Appalachian production growth is still outpacing pipeline growth. Recent takeaways projects have suffered under regulatory and legal challenges. Our experts breakdown the pipeline woes in Appalachia and examine possible options for the industry going forward so that it can get product to affordable gas-starved markets.

Inflation, Logistics and Technology Challenges and Solutions

As production ramps up again workers are harder to come by and inflation has made the cost of production challenging. Oilfield Services and technology providers are providing solutions to streamline costs, beef up cybersecurity and cut emissions.

Petrochemical Renaissance and Emerging Opportunities

The Appalachia region is at the center of the petrochemical world.  How will petrochemicals figure into the growth of Appalachian shale? Shell’s huge Cracker is nearing completion. Hydrogen and even bitcoin mining add potential growing opportunities for natural gas producers.

Why Don’t People Like Us?

The natural gas industry is under attack from politicians, environmentalists and even the public to some extent. We seek to clear up the misinformation of natural gas in the Northeast and discuss ways to help lift the reputation of producers. From certified natural gas to ESG strategies, our experts discuss the must-address issues on the table.




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Initiating Change

Dive into the challenges facing East Coast operators and producers today. As markets continue to shift, what strategies and trends will make their way to the forefront? And how can your company leverage them to its benefit?

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Taking Leadership

Gain critical insights from active industry executives and experts on how to reduce development costs and increase operational efficiencies. Get updates on the latest trends and technologies. Find practical solutions to help your company make informed business decisions.


Essential Networking

Interact with industry leaders and key decision-makers for the first time in months. Gain first-hand insight from like-minded professionals facing challenges similar to yours and meet face-to-face with subject matter experts.



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