A recent report indicated that natural gas production from the Appalachian Basin peaked in 2022, but U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) data show that marketed output increased through the beginning of 2023. 

In the report, Frackalachia Update: Peak Natural Gas and the Economic Implication for Appalachia, Ohio River Valley Institute (ORVI) researcher Sean O’Leary noted EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2023 (AEO2023) forecast natural gas production peaked in 2022. 

Founded in 2020, ORVI is a nonprofit think tank that advocates for clean energy and a shift away from fossil fuel use. The organization is funded by the Heinz Foundation, which has a mission to advance southwestern Pennsylvania’s social, economic and environmental sustainability. 

According to the EIA’s...