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Posted April 1, 2015Today in Energy

Updated geologic maps provide greater detail for Marcellus formation ›

Natural gas production from the Marcellus shale formation in the Appalachian basin increased to 14.4 Bcf/d in January 2015, accounting for more than 36% of shale gas production and more than 18% of total dry natural gas production in the United States. Recent updates to EIA's maps and geologic information for the Marcellus shale play help to characterize the formation's structure, thickness, and extent. More

Source: EIA, based on DrillingInfo Inc. and U.S. and state geological surveys


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WTI crude oil futures price

3/31/2015: $47.60/bbl

up$0.09 from week earlier
down$53.98 from year earlier

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3/31/2015: $2.640/mmBtu

down$0.146 from week earlier
down$1.731 from year earlier

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3/30/2015: $2.887 /gal

down$0.041 from week earlier

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3/27/2015: 471.4 mmbbl

up4.8 mmbbl from week earlier
up91.4 mmbbl from year earlier

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3/21/2015: 18.184 million tons

down0.323 million tons from week earlier
down1.567 million tons from year earlier


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