Cabot Oil & Gas recently boosted it’s daily output of natural gas from the Marcellus in Northeastern PA by a full 35 percent in just 24 hours when new sections of a compressor station went online. Cabot is now producing 420 million cubic feet (Mmcf) of natural gas per day from the Marcellus—up from 310 Mmcf. They also have two new wells producing nearly 30 Mmcf per day each—a new daily high in output for single wells for Cabot.
Southwestern Energy plans to construct a well pad and drill six to eight Marcellus Shale wells on the border of a former hazardous waste landfill in New Milford (Susquehanna County), PA. A local group has started a letter-writing campaign to stop the project.
Interesting comments about the scope of natural gas reserves in both the Marcellus and Utica Shales under Pennsylvania, from a state DEP official:
Road damage from truck traffic to Marcellus Shale drilling sites has overwhelmed the West Virginia Department of Highways (DOH) ability to respond, according to one DOH official.