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Americas Production

June 2018

Shale will drive growth in US gas production in 2018.

Recovering oil prices have boosted production of tight oil and shale gas in the US – a trend that is expected to continue in 2018 and 2019. Consequently, total gross gas production from the seven key shale plays in the US – the Bakken, Eagle Ford, Haynesville, Niobrara, Permian, Anadarko and Appalachia – rose by 18.2% on an annual basis in Q1 2018, to 163 bcm.

US gas production profile by shale plays

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