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GlobalData: Marcellus Shale Production To Increase Despite Fracing Protests

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October 9, 2012

Natural gas production from one the of the U.S.’s fastest growing plays, the Marcellus shale, will climb ever higher in the face of widespread environmental and safety concerns, predicts industry analysts GlobalData in their new report.

The company’s latest research says that gross production from the play exploded from 80.2 Bcf in 2009 to 1,072.3 Bcf in 2011, and is set to reach 4,861 Bcf in 2015 before finally stabilizing in 2020 at a massive 7,685.1 Bcf.

Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracing”, is a process that has sparked controversy across the ...

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