Natural gas output rose in 2012

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In October, natural gas output in the United States rose to its highest monthly figure since January 2005, according to recently released data from the Energy Information Administration. Output in the Lower 48 states increased by more than 6 percent in October compared to 2011, reaching 73.54 billion cubic feet per day.

A month before, in September 2012, gas output was up 4.1 percent over the year before, Dow Jones reported. Gas exploration in states outside the historical natural gas-producing areas led to the rise in output. Historically gas-producing states include Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming. However, the Bakken shale in North Dakota and Marcellus shale in New York were major players in the rise in output levels, as operators reported new wells coming online.

This category of "other states" had natural gas output increase by 1.8 percent in October, Bloomberg reported. Total U.S. natural gas output, including Alaska, rose 2.5 percent to 82.93 billion cubic feet per day, the article stated. Gulf of Mexico production also rose, by 9.5 percent, as wells went back into operation following Hurricane Isaac.

More information on natural gas in the United States can be found at PennEnergy's research area.

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