Reuters Says Marcellus “Finally Succumbs” to Production Downturn

The Reuters news service is, somewhat gleefully, reporting that America’s biggest gas field–the Mighty Marcellus–“finally succumbs to downturn.” The article in which they announce this “fact” breathlessly reports preliminary (i.e. not yet solid, as in draft) figures from DrillingInfo are at odds with projections from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). According to Reuters, the EIA’s numbers are too rosy, showing a year-over-year decrease in Marcellus production won’t happen until 2019. DrillingInfo, according to Reuters, indicates a year-over-year decline will come next year, in 2016. Who’s right?…

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