Edit ModuleShow Tags

Marcellus Gas Output Skyrockets

Becomes most prolific shale gas basin


Published:

Natural gas production from the Marcellus Shale in in West Virginia and Pennsylvania has soared to 15 Bcfd (425 x 106 m3/d) from 2 Bfcd (56 x 106 m3/d) only 4 years ago, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

The agency said the Marcellus is now the largest producing tight gas basin in the nation, accounting for almost 40% of shale gas output. And it said improvements in drilling productivity ensure that the flow will continue to grow: production from new wells is more than enough to offset the anticipated drop caused by declines at existing wells.

EIA said the surge in output has surpassed the growth in pipeline capacity and multiple expansion projects have been proposed to remove bottlenecks.

“Production in the Marcellus region surpassed winter demand for natural gas in Pennsylvania and West Virginia several years ago and is now on track to equal the demand in those states plus New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia combined,” EIA said.

 

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Recent Articles

Schlumberger To Acquire Cameron

Schlumberger and Cameron have jointly announced a definitive merger agreement in which the companies will combine in a stock and cash transaction.

Siemens Supplying 10 Compressor Trains For LNG Project

Siemens has received a contract to supply the first 10 compressor trains for an LNG project in the United States. The customer, Mangolia LNG, is developing the mid-scale LNG facility on 115 acres of land in the Port of Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Compressor Station Reaches Full Capacity

A new gas-lift compressor station in the shallow area of the Guneshli field in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea reached full capacity in mid-August.

EIA: Natural Gas Price Dip, Storage Jumps

Natural gas prices dropped at most market locations across the country during the Aug. 12 to Aug. 19 report week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

GE Takes To The Cloud

GE is set to enter the cloud services market with Predix Cloud, a cloud platform designed for industrial data and analytics.