EIA Early Release of 2014 Report Shows Plenty of Gas for Exports

Yesterday the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)–the one government agency MDN actually likes and believes to be effective–released preliminary data and an abridged version of their Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) for 2014 (full copy of the “early release” version embedded below). The full version will be along in Spring 2014.

So what does the early release version show? U.S. production of crude oil and natural gas will continue to go through the roof–thanks to natural gas. Crude oil production will continue to grow until 2020 or there about, before leveling off. Natural gas? Production increases until at least 2040. In addition, EIA says the increased production in natgas means exports–by both pipeline and LNG carriers–won’t negatively affect domestic prices. That is, EIA report provides justification for further approvals to export American natural gas…

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