A Sad First: EIA’s June DPR Reports Marcellus Production Slips

This is a sad milestone in the Marcellus Shale. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) issued their latest Drilling Productivity Report (DPR) on Monday. We thought last month’s edition would show production in the Marcellus Shale would contract–but surprisingly it did not (see EIA DPR May 2015: Shale Production Slips, But Not in Marc/Utica). Overall production of natural gas in the U.S. did slip in May, but in the Marcellus and Utica natgas production went up. But the June edition of the report brings us the sad news that production in the Marcellus will decline from last month–by 28 million cubic feet per day (Mmcf/d). Also of note in the June report: There was a single shale play in which natural gas production will increase from the previous month. Can guess which one? It was the Utica!…

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