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Domestic Oil, Gas Permitting Sputters in June, but Sharply Higher from Pandemic-Ridden 2020

Domestic Oil, Gas Permitting Sputters in June, but Sharply Higher from Pandemic-Ridden 2020

U.S. oil and gas drilling permitting has risen sharply from a year ago, but the gains are uneven, with the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) and Powder River basins drying up, while Haynesville Shale activity has increased, according to data compiled by Evercore ISI. The domestic permit count climbed by 32% in June from a year earlier, and…

July 13, 2021
EIA Predicts Rising Natural Gas Production on Strength of Permian, Haynesville Growth

EIA Predicts Rising Natural Gas Production on Strength of Permian, Haynesville Growth

The Permian Basin and Haynesville Shale are expected to spur an overall increase in natural gas production among seven key U.S. producing regions in August, according to updated projections from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The agency said in its latest Drilling Productivity Report, released Monday, that it expects natural gas output from seven key…

July 12, 2021
Natural Gas Futures Rally as Pipeline Work Reduces Production; Cash Recovers

Natural Gas Futures Rally as Pipeline Work Reduces Production; Cash Recovers

The changes in supply and demand that brought natural gas futures down a few notches to start the week provided some uplift to the market on Tuesday. A large decline in production, though likely temporary, along with a warmer turn in the latest weather models sent the July Nymex gas futures contract up 6.7 cents…

June 22, 2021
Ending Slide, Seven Key U.S. Onshore Regions to Raise Natural Gas Output in July, EIA Says

Ending Slide, Seven Key U.S. Onshore Regions to Raise Natural Gas Output in July, EIA Says

Breaking from a prolonged downtrend that dates back to before the Covid-19 pandemic, natural gas output from seven key U.S. onshore regions is poised to grow from June to July, according to updated modeling from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Natural gas production from the Anadarko, Appalachia and Permian basins, as well as from the…

June 15, 2021
U.S. Natural Gas Rig Count Slides as Oil Patch Sees More Growth

U.S. Natural Gas Rig Count Slides as Oil Patch Sees More Growth

The U.S. natural gas rig count fell one unit to 96 for the week ended Friday (June 11), while the oil patch continued to add to its numbers, lifting the overall domestic drilling tally in the process, the latest data from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR) show. Oil-directed drilling increased by six units in the United…

June 11, 2021
Oil Patch Lifts U.S. Rig Count Once Again as Natural Gas Activity Eases Lower

Oil Patch Lifts U.S. Rig Count Once Again as Natural Gas Activity Eases Lower

More rigs flocked to the oil patch during the week ended Friday (June 11), offsetting a small decrease in natural gas-directed drilling to lift the combined U.S. count five units to 461, according to the latest data published by Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Oil-directed drilling increased by six units in the United States for the…

June 11, 2021
Natural Gas Count Down One in U.S. as Oil Count Steady

Natural Gas Count Down One in U.S. as Oil Count Steady

The U.S. natural gas rig count fell one unit to 97, while the oil-directed rig count remained unchanged, leaving the overall domestic drilling total essentially flat for the week ended Friday (June 4), according to updated figures from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). The United States had a combined 456 active rigs as of Friday, up…

June 4, 2021
U.S. Rig Count Steady After Small Adjustments in Haynesville, Permian

U.S. Rig Count Steady After Small Adjustments in Haynesville, Permian

The U.S. rig count held essentially flat for the week ended Friday (June 4), dropping one unit overall to fall to 456, including a small net decline in the Permian Basin and a small uptick in the Haynesville Shale, according to data from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Oil-directed drilling went unchanged week/week in the United…

June 4, 2021
Southwestern and Indigo Combining Appalachia, Haynesville Natural Gas Assets in ‘Perfect Recipe for Success’

Southwestern and Indigo Combining Appalachia, Haynesville Natural Gas Assets in ‘Perfect Recipe for Success’

Southwestern Energy Co. is moving beyond the Appalachian Basin to expand its natural gas opportunities with a $2.7 billion takeover of Haynesville Shale pure-play Indigo Natural Resources LLC. The Houston independent, a Lower 48 pioneer in unconventional drilling techniques, said the merger would boost production to 4 Bcfe/d, 85% weighted to natural gas. Indigo, which…

June 2, 2021
Natural Gas Rig Count Down One in U.S. as Oil Patch Notches Further Gains

Natural Gas Rig Count Down One in U.S. as Oil Patch Notches Further Gains

The U.S. natural gas rig count slid one unit to finish at 99 for the week ended Friday (May 21), while another round of additions in the oil patch lifted the overall domestic tally higher for the period, according to data published by Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Four oil-directed rigs were added in the United…

May 21, 2021