Rex Energy 4Q & 2016 Update – Production Slips from 2015

Rex Energy, a driller focused mainly on the Marcellus/Utica (headquartered in State College, PA), released their fourth quarter and full year 2016 operational update yesterday. As seems to be the trend with many drillers, Rex has released the “good news” about how they produced, etc. ahead of releasing their financial statements (which have tended to be the bad news). What do we find in the Rex update? Production of all hydrocarbons was up 12% when comparing 4Q16 with 4Q15, and up 6% when comparing all of 2016 with all of 2015. However, when you dig a little bit, you discover that Rex’s methane (dry gas) production was down slightly when comparing 2016 with 2015, which we attribute to lack of drilling new wells. Here’s the update…

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