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
RegionAug-21Sep-21change
Appalachia34,36634,38620
Permian17,94718,01972
Haynesville13,41313,537124
Anadarko6,1926,132-60
Eagle Ford5,9715,965-6
Niobrara5,0325,0419
Bakken3,0053,004-1
Total85,92686,084158

Drilling Productivity Report (EIA)

US Shale/Tight Oil & Gas Plays

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)|RegionAug 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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September 2, 2021