Driven by declines from the Appalachian Basin and the Haynesville Shale, combined natural gas output from seven key Lower 48 regions will trend lower from September to October, according to updated modeling from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).


Combined natural gas output from the seven regions — a group that also includes the Anadarko and Permian Basins, as well as the Bakken, Eagle Ford and Niobrara shales — will fall to 98.366 Bcf/d in October, a 339 MMcf/d sequential decline, EIA said in its latest monthly Drilling Productivity Report (DPR). 

The largest month/month declines will come from the gas-focused Appalachia and Haynesville at 137 MMcf/d and 106 MMcf/d, respectively, the DPR data show. The Anadarko (down 77 MMcf/d) and Eagle Ford (down 70 MMcf/d)...