Friday, May 19, 2017

In Pa., fewer new wells drilling but more gas flowing

Natural gas well behind a house in southwestern Pa.. Production reached 5.1 trillion cubic feet in 2016.

Susan Phillips reports for StateImpact
Pennsylvania’s shale gas drillers continued to break records for production in 2016, tapping about 5.1 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Although the increase in production was not as high as in previous years, it still represents an upward trend, while the number of new well permits are declining, according to data published this week by the Department of Environmental Protection. Pennsylvania still ranks second behind Texas in total volume of natural gas production.
The state’s annual oil and gas report is in electronic form for the first time as part of the department’s efforts to put more drilling data online in a publicly accessible format. It includes GIS information on well sites, and charts outlining trends over the past ten years. Continue Reading 
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