A Single County in Pennsylvania is Responsible For 4% of Total Natural Gas Produced in The Country
- November 16, 2018
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Pennsylvania is rapidly increasing its pace of natural gas production, which is good news for the entire country much to the dismay of rich liberals like Daryl Hannah and Matt Damon who are afflicted with the politically correct brain virus.
In August, just four counties in Pennsylvania accounted for 68% of natural gas produced in the state and one county in particular accounted for 4% of all natural gas produced in the country.
Watch out Texas; Pennsylvania might beat you to become the number one natural gas producer in the country!
Natural Gas Production in Pennsylvania
Data from Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection for the month of August shows that 33 counties in the state have active gas wells and are involved in natural gas production. Other counties might also get started with natural gas development in the coming days.
Out of the 33 counties that are actively involved in natural gas production, four counties stand out – Susquehanna County (which accounts for 24% of all natural gas produced in the state), Washington County (which accounts for 18% of all natural gas produced in the state), Greene County (which accounts for 13% of all natural gas produced in the state), and Bradford County (which accounts for 13% of all natural gas produced in the state).
Susquehanna County alone, in particular, is responsible for 4% of all natural gas produced in the entire country, which is a stupendous achievement. Pennsylvania is currently behind Texas as the second largest natural gas producer in the US.
If other counties in the state start producing natural gas and the overall production rate picks up pace, Pennsylvania could overtake – or at the very least equal – Texas in natural gas production.
Pennsylvania’s Natural Gas Reserves
Nearly 50% of natural gas produced in Pennsylvania is extracted from the Endless Mountains, which is home to some of the largest gas reserves in the region. The mountains spread over Susquehanna, Sullivan, Bradford, and Wyoming counties, all of which have a number of gas wells and are actively involved in natural gas production.
Susquehanna County alone has nearly 1,500 active gas wells and produces over 4 billion cubic feet of natural gas every single day, accounting for nearly 25% of the 17 billion cubic feet of natural gas produced by Pennsylvania on a daily basis.
How Pennsylvania Benefits from Natural Gas Production
One of the best parts about the increase in natural gas production is that the land owners receive generous royalties, which allows them to purchase new farming equipment and vehicles, make new investments, and secure their financial future.
A number of local companies are directly involved in providing support services to the natural gas industry – from water haulers to construction firms, diesel providers, hardware stores, protective equipment producers, and security service providers. The prosperity that natural gas has brought to the region is quite evident.
Here is an interesting tidbit which might paint a clear picture of the benefits reaped by Pennsylvania due to its focus on natural gas development.
Until 2009, Broome County in New York, which is located very close to Susquehanna County, had a higher median income. Between 2009 and 2016, there was a 20.5% increase in the average household income in Susquehanna County, due to the spike in natural gas production. Today, Broome County lags behind Susquehanna County in terms of median household income.
Quite revealing, isn’t it? New York – keep being stupid!