OH & PA NatGas Production Increased More Than Other States in ’16

Would it surprise you to learn that Pennsylvania and Ohio had the largest increase in natural gas production in 2016–larger than any other natgas-producing states? If you read MDN regularly, perhaps not. Old news. However, it may surprise you to learn that from 2012 to 2016, 85% of the growth in our country’s enormous natural gas output came from the Marcellus/Utica. Yeah, 85%. That’s huge. More old news: Pennsylvania passed Louisiana back in 2013 to become the second highest-producing natgas state in the country. More new news: Last year, in 2016, Ohio passed West Virginia to become the seventh highest producing natgas state in the country. Here’s some more facts about PA & OH from our favorite government agency, the U.S. Energy Information Administration…

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