Natural gas production in Texas fell by 2.5 billion cubic feet per day in 2016, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Pennsylvania and Ohio saw increased natural gas production. Last year, both states produced 1.2 billion cubic feet more natural gas per day. The nation produced 77 billion cubic feet per day in total, down from 79 billion cubic feet per day in 2015.
Pennsylvania and Ohio, which draw from the Marcellus and Utica formations, increasingly have become major players in domestic natural gas production, growing from 2 percent in 2006 to 24 percent in 2016. Pennsylvania ranks second in production behind Texas, surpassing Louisiana in 2013. Ohio is the seventh-highest natural gas-producing state, surpassing West Virginia last year.