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At least two natural gas producers cutting back in Appalachia

Paul J. Gough
At least two natural gas producers cutting back in Appalachia

At least two Marcellus and Utica shale natural gas producers have announced plans in recent weeks to cut back on drilling amid a sustained drop in commodity prices. Sewickley-based JKLM Energy, which is owned by Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula, told stakeholders last week in Potter County that it would be temporarily halting its drilling rig due to the low price of natural gas. A spokesman for JKLM Energy confirmed the pause in development in Potter Township, where its drilling operations are based and said it was due to low commodity prices.