For anyone covering the energy industry, it is often wise to take most production forecasts with a healthy dose of skepticism. The Marcellus shale gas production growth has turned out to be an exception to this rule. This 104,000-square-mile play, which covers parts of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, has been an overwhelming success, producing 14 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d). Back in 2007, the Marcellus was only producing a paltry 1.2 bcf/d.
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