While natural gas production rose 8% nationally in 2011 and reached record total levels, Pennsylvania's natural gas production more than doubled in 2011. Pennsylvania's production reached 1.3 trillion cubic feet, according to EIA. www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=6030.
How important is Pennsylvania to the national gas boom and to the setting of an all-time national production record last year? Indispensable.
The increase in Pennsylvania's production accounted for approximately one-third of the total national production increase during 2011.