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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Could the Marcellus and Utica Grow to Become Biggest Shale Plays in U.S.?

From Farm & Dairy:
Will Brackett, the managing editor for the Powell Shale Digest, spoke about how the two plays stack up against others in the United States in a recent webinar produced by Penn State. 
Gas production records 
As of June 15, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, the Marcellus shale play produced 16.48 Bcf per day, which makes it the largest gas-producing area in the country. 
The Eagle Ford was behind the Marcellus shale with 7.18 Bcf. The Utica was seventh on the list of eight with a reported production of 2.60 Bcf per day. 
Growing play 
Brackett said it is clear the Marcellus and Utica are going to grow to be perhaps the largest producing plays. 
The U.S. EIA reported the Marcellus and Utica is responsible for 85 percent of the gas production since 2012. 
“The Appalachian basin with the Marcellus and Utica shale is going to be center of the shale production here in the United States, at least the rest of this century and for a long time to come,” said Brackett.
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