Report: Utica, Marcellus shale plays to drive natural gas production

A new federal report says the Utica and Marcellus shale plays are expected to increase natural gas output through 2040 and drive U.S. production in the long term, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports the two shale gas plays have factors favorable for production such as shallower geologic formation depths and proximity to consuming markets. EIA also says shale gas production in the Utica and Marcellus region is expected provide more than half of U.S. shale gas output by 2040. The EIA report can be found here.

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