Edit ModuleShow Tags

Marcellus Totals 18% of U.S. Gas Output

EIA notes increasing well hook-ups


Published:

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said natural gas output from the Marcellus shale region will exceed 13 Bfcd (368 x 106 m3/d) in December, equivalent to 18% of the national total.

The Marcellus region of Pennsylvania and West Virginia produced less than 2 Bcfd (56 x 106 m3/d) as recently as 2010.

“The rise of Marcellus production in both absolute terms and as a share of total U.S. production is a key development in a rapidly evolving U.S. natural gas market,” EIA said.

The agency said the continued increase in production has been driven by the growth in the efficiency of new wells, since the number of drilling rigs in the area has remained relatively flat in recent months.

EIA also said a contributing factor has been the increased output from previously shut-in wells, or wells that were operating at reduced volume, because of constraints in pipeline takeaway capacity.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Recent Articles

MCO-I Coming To America

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International Corp. (MCO-I) has started operating in North America at its facility in Pearland, Texas, south of Houston.

EIA: Natural Gas Prices Increase In Most Locations

Most market locations saw natural gas prices jump during the April 15 to April 22 report week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Valerus Recognized For Safety Performance

Valerus received a Gas Processors Suppliers Association (GPSA) Company Safety Award at the 2015 GPSA annual convention in San Antonio, Texas.

GE Adds Propak To Power Packager Program

GE’s Distributed Power business has expanded its Gas Compression Power Packager program in Canada by adding Propak Systems as a new participant at the platinum level.

Nasmyth Group Opens North American Headquarters

Nasmyth Group, a global supplier of precision engineering, products and services, opened its regional North American headquarters.