1. UTICA SHALE:
Critical infrastructure projects are close to breaking Ohio's gas bottleneck
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A series of infrastructure investments over the next year will begin to unlock access to the liquids-rich gas deposits in Ohio's Utica Shale, industry officials told a conference here yesterday. "This is the year of delineation" for the Utica play, said Marc Halbritter, managing director for commercial midstream operations for Dominion Transmission Inc., a key pipeline and processing facility operator in the region.