Gas production in Southwest Pennsylvania jumped 100% from July 2012 to July 2013. Production from that comparatively small area provided 1% of all of America's gas in 2012 and now 2%. Amazing!
Booming production in the Southwest Pennsylvania, as well as other parts of the Marcellus, has made the region a natural gas powerhouse that supplies about 10% of America's natural gas. This booming production is also one reason why spot pricing of Marcellus gas is the lowest in the nation. Indeed, recently it has been around $3 for a thousand cubic feet or below that key price point.