Report: Marcellus/Utica Contains 39% of ‘Potential’ NatGas in US

The Potential Gas Committee (PGC), a private non-profit organization loosely affiliated with the Colorado School of Mines, performs a comprehensive study of potential supplies of natural gas in the United States every two years. In April of 2013 MDN reported the committee’s findings of just how much gas is down there (see Marcellus Region Contains Huge 33% of All U.S. Recoverable NatGas). In 2015, we brought you the next report (see New Report: Marcellus/Utica Holds 35% of U.S. Recoverable Natgas). It’s now two years later and time for the latest report. PGC is reporting because of shale and new technology, the U.S. now has more technically recoverable natural gas than it has ever had in its history–over 2,817 trillion cubic feet. In 2013 the Marcellus/Utica represented 33% of the entire supply of recoverable natural gas. In 2015 that number went up to 35% of recoverable natgas. Now? That number is up to 39%! Coming from nowhere just a decade ago, shale now accounts for a staggering 64% of all recoverable natgas in the U.S. Below we have the press release and detailed summary of the report, along with a slide deck published by the PGC…

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