Exploration & Production

Marcellus and Utica spur Appalachian gas processing

The gas processing capacity of the Appalachian region of the United States has risen substantially as a result of the Marcellus and Utica shale plays.
By Staff reporter 30 August 2017 0 27389

The gas processing capacity of the Appalachian region of the United States has risen substantially as a result of the rapidly increasing production from the Marcellus and Utica shale plays.

"In the Appalachian region, the increase in shale gas production since 2010 has spurred development of new midstream infrastructure, including pipelines and gas processing plants," the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported on 29 August.

The EIA estimated that gas processing capacity in Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia increased from 31 million cubic metres per...