Guest “Frac on!” By David Middleton
SEPTEMBER 1, 2021
Shale natural gas production in the Appalachian Basin sets records in the first half of 2021
Dry gas production from shale formations in the Appalachian Basin, which includes Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio, has been growing since 2008, and monthly production has recently hit new record highs. Production in the region reached 32.5 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf / d) in December 2020 and averaged 31.9 billion in the first half of 2021.The Appalachian Basin contains two shale formations, Marcellus and Utica, which account for 34% of the total in the first half of 2021 accounted for dry natural gas production in the United States. Taken alone, the Appalachian Basin would be the third largest natural gas producer in the world in the first half of 2021, behind Russia and the rest of the United States.
Main contributors: Corrina Ricker, Warren Wilczewski
Source: US Energy Information Administration graph based on government administrative data collected by Enverus Drillinginfo Inc.
This is pretty amazing:
Taken alone, the Appalachian Basin would have been the third largest natural gas producer in the world after Russia and the rest of the USA in the first half of 2021.
|Million cubic feet / day|
|region||August 21||21st September||change|
Drilling Productivity Report (EIA)
The last full year with data for all top 10 natural gas producers was 2019. Here are the US Shale Games of August 2021 compared to the top 10 natural gas producers:
|nation||2019 (bcf / d)|||||region||Aug. 2021 (bcf / d)|
|United States||93.06|||||Total slate||85.93|
Bcf = billions of cubic feet
Oh … I almost forgot …
Bash: “Thank you, Mr. Vice President. Just to be clear, would there be a place for fossil fuels, including coal and fracking, in a Biden government?
Biden: “No, we would – we would make it. We would see that it is removed and no further subsidies for both – for any fossil fuel. “
Fracking A! SELF!