Marcellus/Utica Monster Drives Most Growth in US NatGas Production

The number crunchers have been crunching away at our favorite government agency, the U.S. Energy Information Administration. And what have they found in crunching shale-related numbers? The Marcellus/Utica (i.e. the Appalachian region) is a monster. In 2012 the M-U produced a cumulative 7.8 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas production. Now, in 2017, it’s producing 23.7 Bcf/d. That’s triple the volume in just five years! No other shale play comes close. When you look at the EIA chart (below) you easily see that Appalachia, the Marcellus/Utica, is THE big kahuna of shale plays…

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