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Pa. shale gas production eclipsed 4 trillion cubic feet in 2014

Persistent low prices didn’t put a crimp in shale gas production in Pennsylvania during the second half of 2014, as drillers set a record and expect to continue the increases.

Shale companies produced more than 2 trillion cubic feet of gas in the second half of the year, bringing the state’s year-end total to more than 4 trillion cubic feet of gas, according to figures released Tuesday by the state Department of Environmental Protection. The 30 percent annual increase over 2013’s record continues a trend of significant year-over-year increases.

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