HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s natural gas production volume trended upward in 2015, according to the newly released Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) 2015 Oil and Gas Annual Report.
In 2015, more than 4.6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas were produced in Pennsylvania compared to about 1 trillion cubic feet of natural gas produced in 2011. Currently, Pennsylvania is the second largest supplier of natural gas in the nation.
“As our report shows, despite the reduction in the number of natural gas wells that were drilled in PA during 2015, the overall volume of natural gas produced continued to increase to a record level,” said Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell.
“We will continue to work with all of our stakeholders to balance the needs of our new energy economy with the imperative that we protect our resources.”
The 2015 Oil and Gas Annual Report was created to provide information about DEP’s oil and gas permitting, inspection and compliance programs. In addition, the annual report provides insights of ongoing data trends, outlines significant accomplishments and provides a view of what to expect from DEP during this coming year.
To read the full report, click on 2015 Oil and Gas Annual Report.