Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Production Up 12% over May 2014
June 16 2015
Marcellus Shale natural gas production
The EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration) released its “Drilling Productivity Report” on June 8, 2015. The EIA estimates that Marcellus Shale natural gas production totaled 16.5 Bcf (billion cubic feet) per day in May. That’s nearly the same as April’s production level and 12.1% greater than production a year ago.
Gas production per rig
The number of active rigs in the Marcellus shale decreased from 83 in April to 78 in May. A year ago, there were 101 drilling rigs in the region.
In May, the Marcellus Shale produced 8.1 million cubic feet per day per rig, a 7% gain in production per rig since May 2014.
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