April EIA DPR: Marcellus Continues Reign as King of the Shale

A periodic check-in of our favorite Energy Information Administration report, the Drilling Productivity Report (DPR), shows the Marcellus Shale continues to be the United States’ (and world’s!) leading shale play when it comes to production of natural gas. The April DPR, released two days ago, shows the Marcellus is forecast to increase production by an average 288 million cubic feet per day (Mmcf/d) in April over March. The increase, as always, comes from a mix of newly drilled wells coming online and previously drilled wells.

Below we have analysis of the latest numbers, along with the full DPR for April, yesterday’s EIA Today in Energy update (which talks about the increasing efficiency of new wells in the Marcellus), and screen shots of two charts on the DPR home page, charts they don’t include in the PDF (for whatever reason, but should be)…

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