Natural gas production from the Lower 48’s top seven basins is expected to climb ever so slightly in July to about 97.34 Bcf/d, about 84 MMcf/d higher than in June, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

The Drilling Productivity Report (DPR) provides month/month natural gas and oil production forecasts for the Anadarko, Appalachia and Permian basins, as well as the Bakken, Eagle Ford and Haynesville shales, and the Niobrara-Denver Julesburg formation. 

Permian gas production should rise by 60 MMcf/d from June, the lion’s share of the total in July, to 22.88 Bcf/d, according to the DPR. Bakken gas output is predicted to rise by 29 MMcf/d to 3.24 Bcf/d, while Appalachia should tick 25 MMcf/d higher to average 35.36 Bcf/d, the data showed.

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