American Energy Partners to merge Utica, Marcellus shale operations | The Columbus Dispatch

A natural-gas exploration and production company said yesterday that it will merge two affiliates operating in eastern Ohio and northern West Virginia to form one of the largest energy companies in Appalachia.American Energy Partners, based in Oklahoma City, said that American Energy-Utica and American Energy-Marcellus will merge; the two have more than 300,000 acres in the natural gas-rich Utica and Marcellus shales.The new company, American Energy Appalachia Holdings, will be wholly owned by current shareholders of the two American Energy affiliates.

via American Energy Partners to merge Utica, Marcellus shale operations | The Columbus Dispatch.

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