There’s no shortage of billion-dollar deals to be made or had this Indian Summer with today’s big announcement from the nation’s largest natural gas producer, Pa.-based EQT Corp. Reese Energy Consulting is following the latest wow acquisition, this time from the Land of CEO Toby Rice, the 38-year-old, self-proclaimed “shalennial”, where his EQT will snap up its rival Appalachian gas neighbor for $5.2 billion. The cash-and-stock deal with THQ Appalachia’s Tug Hill and Xcl Midstream offers one heck of a gas goody box in the Marcellus/Utica and adds 800 MMCFD of production to EQT’s current 5.2 BCFD. Other assets of the purchase include ~90,000 core net acres, ~300 net risked locations, 11 years of inventory, 95 miles of gathering systems connected to every major long-haul interstate pipeline in Southwest Appalachia, a 225 MMCFD processing plant, and 20 MBPD of condensate stabilization. EQT in 2020 acquired Chevron’s Appalachian upstream and midstream assets...

What he’s accomplished in the Marcellus/Utica since 2001, Rusty Hutson now is on a mission to replicate using the same playbook. Only this time, in the nation’s central region. ...