Thwarted by infrastructure and environmental obstacles, the Appalachian region has still managed to gain an edge over the Permian Basin as far as natural gas production goes.

Since 2008, Appalachia has accounted for 26.5 billion cubic feet  per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas production—85% of production growth across the U.S.— according to a Shale Crescent USA report presented at Hart Energy’s recently held DUG East Conference and Exhibition. The report found that the Permian Basin was responsible for 2.3 Bcf/d.

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