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Pennsylvania natural gas production up in third quarter

| Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, 1:24 p.m.

Natural gas production during the third quarter of 2017 was up 4.8 percent from the same period in 2016, according to an Independent Fiscal Office report.

Extraction companies produced 1,326.3 billion cubic feet of natural gas between July and September. The year-to-date production at the end of September was 3,962.8 bcf, a 3.6 percent increase over the same nine months in 2016.

The number of wells producing natural gas has increased by 9.3 percent to 8,073 wells. Most of the production gains came from wells that were drilled in 2015 and 2016, the report says.

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