Domestic Natural Gas Production Falls in January from December

From today’s energySLUTIONS

Denver, Colo. — U.S. domestic natural gas production in the lower 48 states averaged 65.0 Bcf/day in January, according to the latest estimates from Bentek Energy, the oil and natural gas analytic unit of Platts. This is down 0.8 Bcf/d or 1.1% from December, but up 3.2% from January 2013.

“The recent and persistent cold in the U.S. Northeast and Midwest regions affected overall production this month, given that wells can freeze during very cold weather,” says Jack Weixel, Bentek director of energy analysis. “The deep freeze was particularly noticeable in sample data from the Marcellus shale gas plays. But the annual production gain shows just how resilient domestic natural gas production has become.”

For 2013 as a whole, U.S. natural gas production averaged 64.8 Bcf/d, more than 1.2 Bcf/d or 1.9% higher than the 2012 average of 63.6 Bcf/d.

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