Feds Say Fracking Now Provides 67% Of US Natural Gas

May 6, 2016

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, now produces 67 percent of all American natural gas, according to a report published Thursday by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Fracking accounted for a mere seven percent of total U.S. natural gas production in 2000 and produced 3.6 billion cubic feet of gas per day. By 2015, America produced 79 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day in 2015, breaking the previous record by five percent, according to the EIA report.

Most of the new natural gas is produced in the Marcellus and Utica formations of the Appalachian Basin, the Bakken formation in Montana and North Dakota, the Eagle Ford formation in Texas and the Permian Basin formations in Texas and New Mexico.

Fracking also produces more than half of America’s oil, according to the report.

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