Natural gas production from the Lower 48 U.S. states’ seven most productive unconventional plays and basins will jump by nearly 1 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) from May to June, the Energy Information Administration reports.
In its just-released Drilling Productivity Report (Dpr) for May, EIA expects natural gas production to grow by 943 million cubic feet per day (Mmcf/d), bringing total production from the seven plays/basins to 80.66 Bcf/d, up from 79.72 Bcf/d in May. (All numbers are rounded.)
Five of the seven basins/plays are expected to report a month-to-month natural gas production increase, with three of those regions projected to see triple-digit increases, Kallanish Energy reports.
The biggest May-to-June natural gas production increase is expected in Appalachia, the combination of the Marcellus and Utica shale plays. In this region, gas production will jump 366 Mmcf/d, to 32.11 Bcf/d, from 31.74 Bcf/d in May, the Dpr projects.
The Haynesville Shale will see its production rise to 11.36 Bcf/d, from 11.07 Bcf/d, a 287 Mmcf/d May-to-June increase. And the Permian’s associated gas production is expected to jump 241 Mmcf/d from May to June, bringing the basin’s gas production to 14.41 Bcf/d in June, from 14.17 Mmcf/d in May, EIA reports.
The Anadarko Basin is expected to see its natural gas production fall 31 Mmcf/d from May to June, with total basin production dropping to 7.52 Bcf/d, from 7.55 Bcf/d in May.
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