U.S. Natural Gas production by States

Pennsylvania is fastest-growing state for natural gas production
September 2, 2015 – 02:56 pm

Pennsylvania is the fastest-growing state in the U.S. when it comes to natural gas production, according to the federal Energy Information Administration.

From 2011 to 2012, gas production grew here by 72 percent. That pushed Pennsylvania’s rank from seventh place to third place nationally. The EIA expects the commonwealth to finish in second place, behind Texas, when all of the 2013 data is calculated.

EIA 12-17 graph During the first half of this year, the state’s Marcellus Shale produced 1.4 trillion cubic feet of gas– a 57 percent increase compared to the same time period from last year.

Companies report production figures to the state Department of Environmental Protection twice a year. The numbers for the second half of 2013 are due in February.

Pennsylvania also saw the largest volume and percentage increases in marketed gas [which includes natural gas plant liquids]. West Virginia, which is also located in the Marcellus Shale play, joined the ranks of the top 10 largest U.S. producers for the first time in 2012, producing 146 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of additional marketed gas compared with the 2011 level.

Source: stateimpact.npr.org
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