Tuesday, July 31, 2012

UPDATED--EIA Monthly Production Report Released July 31, 2012

From the Energy Information Administration:
The July Natural Gas Monthly, featuring data for May 2012, has been released. Total consumption of natural gas for May 2012, 1,850 Billion cubic feet (Bcf), set a new record for May. This is an increase of 11 percent over the previous May record set in 2011. Deliveries of natural gas to the electric power sector of 819 Bcf drove the trend, reflecting continued displacement of coal with natural gas. Dry production for May stayed relatively stable at 2,028 Bcf, or 65.4 Bcf per day.  
-Natural Gas Monthly

Summary of supply and disposition

Monthly Natural Gas Gross Production Report with data for May 2012
Released: July 31, 2012
Next Release: August 31, 2012

The two graphs below show total U.S. and Lower 48 natural gas production on one and the individual State production on the other.

U.S. and Lower 48 States Natural Gas Gross Withdrawals
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State Natural Gas Gross Withdrawals
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In May, Lower 48 States production remained essentially unchanged from April. Other States had the largest increase at 0.33 Bcf/d or 1.5 percent. This increment can be partially explained by new wells being brought online in the Marcellus shale play and gains in Colorado. Oklahoma also had a gain of 0.09 Bcf/d or 1.7 percent as new wells were brought online. Production declined in the Gulf of Mexico and Wyoming by 0.25 Bcf/d or 5.5 percent and 0.19 Bcf/d or 3.0 percent respectively, partially due to shut-ins for platform and plant maintenance.
Gross Withdrawals of Natural Gas1, May 2011 through May 2012