US Lower 48 natural gas production falls 1.1% TO 72.7 Bcf/d in December: EIA
Houston (Platts)--28Feb2013/108 pm EST/1808 GMT
Natural gas output in the US Lower 48 states fell 1.1%, or 830,000 Mcf/d,
in December compared with November, the US Energy Information Administration
said Thursday in its monthly gas gross production report.
Total US Lower 48 gas production in December was 72.7 Bcf/d, compared
with a revised 73.53 Bcf/d in November.
This constitutes a year-on-year increase from the 72.08 Bcf/d reported
in December 2011, a 0.86% increase.
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Louisiana had the largest volume decrease at 3.1%, or 240,000 Mcf/d, as
some operators reported shut-ins. New Mexico declined 3.9%, or 140,000 Mcf/d,
mainly because of cold weather.
Texas and the Gulf of Mexico posted decreases of 0.9%, or 190,000 Mcf/d,
and 2.9%, or 120,000 Mcf/d, respectively, as several operators reported
Total US production in December was at 82.57 Bcf/d, down 0.7% from a
revised 83.19 Bcf/d in November. This marks a 0.6% increase from the 82.06
Bcf/d reported in December 2011.
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