Gas production, mostly from the Marcellus Shale play, grew to 5.10 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) for 2016, up from 4.60 Tcf in 2015, Kallanish Energy reports. That is a record high for Pennsylvania natural gas production, despite a sharp drop in drilling due to low commodity prices.
Oil production dropped 35.6% in 2016, to 25,642 barrels (Bbls), down from the 39,813 Bbls in 2015. Condensate production declined from 5.254 million barrels (MMBbls) in 2015, to 4.706 MMBbls, a decline of 10.4%.
Pennsylvania remains No. 2 for natural gas production behind Texas, which produced 8.12 Tcf in 2016.