Appalachian Basin Shale Gas Production Hits Record High – Watts Up With That?

Appalachian Basin Shale Gas Production Hits Record High – Watts Up With That?


Guest “Frac on!” by David Middleton

SEPTEMBER 1, 2021
Shale natural gas production in the Appalachian Basin sets records in first half of 2021

Dry natural gas production from shale formations in the Appalachian Basin that spans Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio has been growing since 2008, and monthly production has recently set new record highs. Production in the region reached 32.5 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in December 2020, and it averaged 31.9 Bcf/d during the first half of 2021, the highest average for a six-month period since production began in 2008. The Appalachian Basin contains two shale formations, Marcellus and Utica, which accounted for 34% of all U.S. dry natural gas production in the first half of 2021. On its own, the Appalachian Basin would have been the third-largest natural gas producer in the world the first half of 2021, behind Russia and the rest of the United States.

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Principal contributors: Corrina Ricker, Warren Wilczewski

EIA

Source: Graph by U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on state administrative data collected by Enverus Drillinginfo Inc.

This is pretty amazing:

On its own, the Appalachian Basin would have been the third-largest natural gas producer in the world the first half of 2021, behind Russia and the rest of the United States.

EIA

Gas production
million cubic feet/day
Region Aug-21 Sep-21 change
Appalachia 34,366 34,386 20
Permian 17,947 18,019 72
Haynesville 13,413 13,537 124
Anadarko 6,192 6,132 -60
Eagle Ford 5,971 5,965 -6
Niobrara 5,032 5,041 9
Bakken 3,005 3,004 -1
Total 85,926 86,084 158
Drilling Productivity Report (EIA)

The most recent full year of data for all of the top 10 natural gas producing nations was 2019. Here are the August 2021 US “shale” plays compared to the top 10 gas producing nations:

 Nation  2019 (Bcf/d) | Region Aug 2021 (Bcf/d)
        United States            93.06 | Total Shale                     85.93
        Russia            65.58 | Appalachia                     34.37
        Iran            22.98 | Permian                     17.95
        China            17.35 | Haynesville                     13.41
        Canada            17.29 | Anadarko                       6.19
        Qatar            16.20 | Eagle Ford                       5.97
        Australia            14.12 | Niobrara                       5.03
        Norway            11.10 | Bakken                       3.01
        Saudi Arabia            10.91 |
        Algeria               8.50 |
Bcf = Billion cubic feet

FRAC ON!

Oh… I almost forgot this…

Bash: “Thank you, Mr. Vice President. Just to clarify, would there be any place for fossil fuels, including coal and fracking, in a Biden administration?”

Biden: “No, we would — we would work it out. We would make sure it’s eliminated and no more subsidies for either one of those, either — any fossil fuel.”

CNN

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Fracking A! MAGA!



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