Shale Energy Law Blog
Pennsylvania Gas Production on the Rise
February 22, 2013
Despite a drop in the number of rigs within the Commonwealth, the Pocono Record reports that Pennsylvania gas production doubled in 2012. In 2011, there were 110 drilling rigs in Pennsylvania. That number dropped to 84 in 2012. Despite this, Pennsylvania produced 1.1 trillion cubic feet of gas, or roughly 9% of the country’s daily demand, between July and December 2012. Continuing with past trends, the vast majority of the top producing wells were in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and Bradford was the top producing county.