Pennsylvania is moving on up the natural gas production rankings. johnhanger.blogspot.com/2012/06/pa-passes-oklahoma-now-number-4-gas.html. In fact, Pennsylvania will jump over Wyoming and move into the Number 3 gas producing spot by 2013.
Pennsylvania could well be producing at rates equivalent to 2.5 trillion cubic feet of gas per year by 2013, according to data gathered by Bentek and reported by the Associated Press yesterday (see the above link). Production of 2.5 trillion cubic feet would vault Pennsylvania over Wyoming and put it close to number 2 Louisiana. It would also mean that the Commonwealth would be producing about 10% of America's natural gas.
For those wondering about the number 1 spot, Texas occupies it,.by producing an incredible 7 trillion cubic feet or about 30% of US gas in 2011.
If Pennsylvania does reach production levels equivalent of 2.5 trillion cubic feet by 2013, it will represent a near doubling of its 1.3 trillion cubic feet production in 2011.