US gas production to hit 2.1 bcm/d in 2017 – EIA

By Staff reporter 8 March 2017

Gas production in the United States is forecast to average 2.1 billion cubic metres per day in 2017, a 39.7 million cubic metre per day (MMcm/d) increase from 2016, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported in Tuesday’s Short-Term Energy Outlook.

Gas production for 2018 is forecast to increase by an average of 116.1 MMcm/d from 2017 levels. The EIA expects the use of gas for power generation to fall in 2017 as a result of higher prices but forecasts growth in renewable sources.

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