Rise in West Virginia natural gas production called ‘shocking’

New numbers released by the West Virginia Geological & Economic Survey show more than 1 trillion cubic feet of natural gas was produced in the state in 2014, reports the Wheeling Intelligencer/News-Register. Drillers also extracted more than 8.3 million barrels of natural gas liquids and 5.2 million barrels of oil. “They are shocking," Charlie Burd, executive director of the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia, said of the numbers. "We were at about 260 billion cubic feet (of gas) in 2008, and it just keeps going up because of fracking and horizontal drilling." 

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