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    US natural gas production down from last week


The acting head of the EIA told lawmakers, however, that production is expected to increase from current levels next year.

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US natural gas production down from last week

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported November 18 that domestic natural gas production declined from the previous week.

The weekly natural gas report from the agency showed domestic dry natural gas production averaged 94.8bn ft3/d during the week ending November 17. That is 1.1bn ft3/d less than the previous week.

Stephen Nally, the acting administrator of the EIA, testified before lawmakers that domestic natural gas production, however, is expected to increase by 4% from current levels by next year.

Elsewhere, 22 vessels laden with natural gas in liquid form left US export terminals during the reporting week. Five of those left from Corpus Christi and four left from Freeport, both in Texas. Seven left from Sabine Pass and four departed from Cameron in Louisiana. Two vessels embarked, meanwhile, from the Cove Point facility in Maryland.

All told, those vessels were carrying a combined 79bn ft3 of liquefied natural gas (LNG). EIA did not provide LNG export data for the week ending November 10.

Piped natural gas deliveries from Canada averaged 4.5bn ft3/d during the reporting week, about 11% lower than the previous week. 

Gas exports via pipeline to Mexico, meanwhile, averaged 5.2bn ft3/d, some 4% lower than the previous week.