Natural gas liquids production in the Marcellus and Utica formations expected to nearly double in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, drawing petrochemical expansion
According to a new study from IHS Markit, the Marcellus and Utica shale formations’ production will increase exponentially in the next two decades, driving petrochemical growth in the region.

Natural gas from the tri-state region of Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia will supply 45 percent of the nation’s production by 2040, up from 31 percent this year, according to the IHS study. The production of the highly lucrative natural gas liquids ethane, propane and butane (LPG) is expected to nearly double in the same period, accounting for 19 percent of the nation’s total by...

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