EIA July ’18 Drilling Report: Gas Prod. Jumps Another 1 Bcf/d

Yesterday our favorite government agency, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), issued our favorite monthly report, the Drilling Productivity Report (DPR). The DPR is the EIA’s best guess, based on expert data crunchers, as to how much each of the U.S.’s seven major shale plays will produce for both oil and natural gas in the coming month. The Marcellus/Utica region (called Appalachia in the report) continues to see production go through the roof. As has been happening for the past 6 months or so, production in the Marcellus/Utica region will grow another 1/3 billion cubic feet (Bcf) in the coming month. It’s simply amazing! Our region adds another 1 Bcf/d every three months now. With no end in sight. If you add up new gas production for all seven major plays, the U.S. will produce an additional 1 Bcf/d in August. That’s 1 Bcf more in August than it produced in July. Mind blowing. No less impressive is U.S. oil production from shale. In last month’s report, EIA said oil production would grow 141,000 barrels. This month? Oil production will grow ANOTHER 143,000 barrels per day! Once again, new records for gas (and oil) will be shattered in August…

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