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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has fined Rice Energy Inc. subsidiaries $3.5 million for violations at 10 well sites and six pipeline locations in Washington and Greene counties in the southwest part of the state.

With a spacing test in southeastern New Mexico further delineating the stacked-play potential of its acreage, Devon Energy Corp. said it could ramp up to 10 rigs in the Permian Basin’s Delaware sub-basin by year-end 2017.

Oklahoma Attorney General (AG) Scott Pruitt, considered an ally to the fossil fuel industry -- and a longtime critic of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its alleged regulatory overreach -- has been selected by President-elect Trump to lead the agency.

Physical natural gas for Thursday delivery posted strong gains in Wednesday's trading, boosted by early initial strength in screen prices, flow limitations at eastern population centers and healthy gains in power pricing.

January natural gas is set to open 3 cents higher Thursday morning at $3.63 in spite of weather forecasts calling for slightly less cold, and expectations of a government storage report expected to show an increasing surplus. Overnight oil markets were mixed.


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