The Energy Information Administration reported last week that Eagle Ford Shale gas production increased by 349% in the past eight years, even as rig counts plummeted.
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In May 2007, the region was producing 1.63 Bcf per day with less than 100 rigs, and one year ago 260 drilling rigs were producing around 6.2 Bcf per day. In May 2015, the region produced a record 7.33 Bcf per day while running about 120 rigs.
For the first time in many months, Webb County has taken over Texas top gas production spot for the month of March, producing 55,645,145 MCF compared to Tarrant County’s 53,003,565 MCF.
Eagle Ford is quickly gaining ranks as a major natural gas producer with companies such as Anadarko, Chesapeake, Swift and Rosetta growing production as they successfully reduced cycle times and maximize scale in the play.