Gastar 1Q15: NE Production Up 5%, No New Marcellus Wells in 2015

Gastar Exploration has a small but meaningful drilling program in both the Marcellus and Utica Shale with close to 60,000 acres leased. As we reported in February, Gastar is scaling back operations in the northeast for the balance of 2015 (see Gastar Finishing 5 Wells, Then Idling Rigs in Marcellus/Utica). The company released their first quarter update yesterday and reports northeast production is up a hair, from 6,400 barrels of equivalent per day (Boe/d) in 1Q14 to 6,700 Boe/d in 1Q15–a 5% increase. Here’s the portion of yesterday’s update dealing with the Marcellus/Utica…

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