U.S. onshore plays are set to increase both natural gas and oil output from January to February, with the gains set to follow a further drawdown in drilled but uncompleted (DUC) wells to close out 2021, according to updated modeling from the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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Natural gas production from seven key U.S. producing regions — the Anadarko, Appalachian and Permian basins, Bakken, Eagle Ford and Haynesville shales, as well as the Niobrara formation – is set to rise to 90.215 Bcf/d in February, up from estimated output of 89.828 Bcf/d in January, EIA said in its latest Drilling Productivity Report (DPR).

The Haynesville (up 127 MMcf/d) and the Permian (up 122 MMcf/d) are projected to lead the month/month production growth among the seven plays, with Appalachia...