Natural gas production from seven key Lower 48 regions would continue rising in April, driven by incremental output gains from a variety of regions, led by the gassy Haynesville Shale, according to updated modeling from the Energy Information Administration (EIA).


EIA said in its latest Drilling Productivity Report (DPR), published Monday, that total natural gas production from the Anadarko, Appalachia and Permian basins, as well as from the Bakken, Eagle Ford, Haynesville and Niobrara shales, is expected to climb to 96.622 Bcf/d in April.

That would represent a 420 MMcf/d sequential increase, the DPR data show. The Haynesville is poised to post the largest production gain from March to April at 113 MMcf/d. 

Incremental natural gas production also would come from the Permian...