The slow uptick in natural gas prices has finally made natural gas production less of a burden on a company's assets and more of a valuable part of a diversified energy company. There's no better indicator than the Marcellus shale formation. Despite being the largest gas formation in the U.S., it's never been the highest-producing region -- until recently. Now, at 7 billion cubic feet per day, it's the highest-producing unconventional gas play in the United States.

Today, contributors Tyler Crowe and Aimee Duffy talk about how the increase in midstream infrastructure from companies such as Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) have made this possible, and how both customers and top gas producers in the Marcellus, such as Chespaeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) and Talisman Energy (UNKNOWN:TLM.DL), are reaping the benefits.