Rice Energy Inc. (Rice Energy) is an independent natural gas and oil company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids (NGL) properties in the Appalachian Basin. The Company operates in two segments: Exploration and Production, and Midstream. Exploration and Production segment is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of natural gas, oil and NGLs. Midstream segment is engaged in the gathering and compression of natural gas, oil and NGL production of, and in the provision of water services to support the well completion activities of Rice Energy and third-parties. The Company's Exploration and Production segment operates in the core of the Marcellus, Utica Shales and Upper Devonian Shale. The Company's midstream assets consist of gathering systems and associated compression infrastructure at Washington County System, Greene County System and Belmont County System.