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Marcellus Gas Output Skyrockets

Becomes most prolific shale gas basin


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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.

 

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