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UGI Utilities Connects a Utica Well to its Distribution System

According to a report published by Pennsylvania Business Daily, Reading-based UGI Utilities, Inc. recently became Pennsylvania’s first natural gas utility to connect one of its pipelines to a Utica Shale well, thereby increasing the supply of natural gas available to customers in Tioga and Potter counties.  The expansion required UGI to construct a new meter and regulator station system, but it is estimated that the natural gas resources in the expanded system, which includes one Utica well and two Marcellus wells, can meet the energy needs of more than 50,000 households.  According to a statement by Kelly Beaver, UGI’s Vice President of Supply, “[m]ore than 70 percent of the natural gas we deliver through our system is produced in the Marcellus Shale region.  We are pleased to add volumes of lower-cost Utica Shale natural gas to our portfolio as another supply source.”