EQT 2015 Update: Production Up 27%, Price Received Down 35%

EQT issued its fourth quarter and full year 2015 numbers yesterday. EQT is one of the largest drillers in the Marcellus Shale, and increasing in the Utica (see today’s companion article, EQT is in Love with the Utica – Comments from Analyst Call). The bad news is that EQT lost $134.5 million in just 4Q15. The good news is that unlike many other companies, EQT actually made money for the full year–a profit of $85 million–although that’s down from $387 million in 2014. EQT pulled 27% more gas from its wells in 2015 than it did in 2014, but the company saw a 35% decline in the average price it received in 2015. Yesterday’s update yields some bad news, but on the whole we’d say it’s good news for EQT. Some interesting stats from the update: As of Dec. 31, 2015, EQT has drilled 854 Marcellus wells with 693 of them online and flowing and another 57 wells completed but not yet hooked up to a pipeline. Here’s the full report…

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