In 2013, shale gas wells became the largest source of U.S. natural gas production; with natural gas gross withdrawals reaching 82 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d).
According to the Natural Gas Annual, gross withdrawals from shale gas wells increased from 5 Bcf/d in 2007 to 33 Bcf/d in 2013, representing 40 percent of total natural gas production.
A report conducted by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) found that new technology has enabled producers to use resources that are more accessible and have lower drilling costs, ultimately lowering market price of natural gas.
The report stated that shale gas wells made up 8 percent of total natural gas produced in the U.S., in 2007. Sixty-three percent of the shale gas production came from Texas. Those numbers since have changed dramatically, especially in Texas, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and Arkansas. These states accounted for 26 Bcf/d, or 79 percent, of U.S shale production in 2013.
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