Antrim Shale

The Antrim Gas Field, located in Michigan's Lower Peninsula, is one of the nation's top 100 natural gas fields. More than 95 billion cubic feet of natural gas was produced from Michigan's Antrim Shale in 2014.


Antrim Shale

The Antrim Shale located in the northern part of Michigan’s lower peninsula, is a major source of the state’s natural gas production.  

MI AntrimThe Antrim Shale has been producing natural gas since the 1940s, but it has been most productive since the 1980s with use of advanced techniques like hydraulic fracturing.  

Antrim has about 9,700 active wells and produces an average of 35,000 cubic feet of natural gas per day per well. Gas drilling in the Antrim Shale enjoys an impressive 90% success rate.

The USGS’ National Assessment of US Oil and Gas estimated in 2005 that approximately 7 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas existed in addition to the already known gas areas of the Antrim Shale.