Pittsburgh-based CONSOL Energy has a very productive well in Westmoreland County in southwest Pennsylvania.
The energy company reported in an operations update that the Gaut 4A well had produced a peak rate of 17.9 million cubic feet of natural gas in a 24-hour period.
That, the company said, was the highest volume ever for CONSOL natural gas well.
The report was for the quarter that ended June 30.
The company said it intends to drill 12 wells on its acreage in Northeast Ohio, down slightly from the 16 wells that had earlier been projected.
The company also reported that it had for the first time used water from its coal mines to frack natural gas wells in Pennsylvania.
The laterals on wells drilled in 2012 averaged 4,600 feet.
In 21011, the average lateral was 3,300 feet.
CONSOL is active in the Marcellus shale in western Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia
It is also active in the Utica shale in Northeast Ohio. It is partnering with Hess Energy in southeast Ohio.
CONSOL has a long history in coal mining.
Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
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