Appalachian Basin Drives US Production Growth


Climbing to 31% of total U.S. natural gas production in 2021, Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia doubled the Permian Basin’s output at 35 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day (Bcf/d), according to EIA researchers, remaining the nation’s largest natural gas producing region.
The Appalachian Basin includes two major natural gas reserves: the Marcel­lus and Utica shale plays. Utica is the deepest, with an average vertical depth of approximately 8,000 feet. Marcellus is a little shallower wit...

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