Mountaineer Keystone LLC finalizes acquisition of PDC Mountaineer LLC

As reported by the Pittsburgh Business Times on October 15, 2014, Wexford-based Marcellus driller Mountaineer Keystone LLC has finalized its acquisition of joint-venture partner PDC Mountaineer LLC for a reported sale price of $500 million. PDC Mountaineer was created in 2009 by PDC Energy and Lime Rock Partners as a joint venture for the purposes of exploring the Marcellus Shale.  Mountaineer Keystone LLC currently operates in northern West Virginia and eastern Ohio and drilled its first Utica and Marcellus wells in 2012. As a part of the deal, Mountaineer Keystone acquired 131,000 acres for its West Virginia Marcellus Shale position while also agreeing to sell the joint-venture’s midstream assets, consisting of 24 miles of high pressure gathering lines, to MK Midstream Holdings LLC, a separate joint venture in which Mountaineer Keystone holds a fifty (50%) percent stake.