PA NatGas Production for Jan-Mar 2017 Hits New High

It’s shaping up to be another banner year for natural gas production in Pennsylvania, going by the latest quarterly production report. The PA Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) released their latest quarterly Natural Gas Production Report for Jan-Mar 2017 (full copy below). It shows natgas production rose 1.7% compared to the same period last year. It also shows the number of producing wells is up 8% from last year. Total natural gas production volume was 1,305.7 billion cubic feet (bcf) and the number of producing wells in 1Q17 was 7,678. Perhaps the biggest news is that 1Q17 saw the highest quarterly production–ever. Another interesting fact from the latest report: Four counties (Susquehanna, Washington, Bradford and Greene) comprised two thirds of statewide production. The #1 county for natgas production in 1Q17? Susquehanna County. The #1 driller in that county? Cabot. You might say, with some justification, that the success of Cabot’s drilling program in Susquehanna County has translated into success for all of Pennsylvania…

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