PDC Energy to sell 50% stake in Marcellus JV for ~$250M

|About: PDC Energy, Inc. (PDCE)|By:, SA News Editor

PDC Energy (PDCE +2.5%) agrees to sell its 50% interest in the PDC Mountaineer Marcellus joint venture to Mountaineer Keystone Energy for ~$250M.

The assets are ~99% natural gas and include an estimated 240B cf of proved reserves as of year-end 2013; the assets produced ~24M cfe/day net to PDCE in Q1 2014.

PDCE also says it recently added ~13K Utica shale net through a series of transactions totaling ~35M, increasing its leasehold in the play to ~67K net acres.