U.S. natural gas production continues to increase year-over-year, driven by growth in the Northeast and tempered by declines in the Haynesville

Thursday, October 04, 2012

BENTEK's Forward Curve Quarterly reports U.S. dry gas production is approximately 3 Bcf/d higher in 2012 versus year-to-date 2011. Much of the growth in U.S. natural gas production is being driven by supply increases in the Northeast region, which BENTEK expects to continue over the next five years.

The Forward Curve Quarterly forecasts gas production in the dry Marcellus to reach as much as 14 Bcf/d by 2017. The Utica is forecast to produce 1.7 Bcf/d by 2017. The increase in natural gas supply from the Northeast will ultimately lead the region to become a seasonal net exporter as soon as 2015. Follow new developments in U.S. natural gas production with BENTEK's Forward Curve Quarterly.

BENTEK's Forward Curve Quarterly presents a five-year forward look at the fundamental factors affecting the U.S. natural gas market, including storage, prices, production, natural gas movements, residential and commercial demand, industrial demand and U.S. power burn. This quarterly report also includes news and analysis of key market events, providing you with the necessary knowledge to make informed decisions in the U.S. natural gas market.

Highlights from the 4Q2012 edition of BENTEK's Forward Curve Quarterly:

• Production: Infrastructure Relieving Production Bottlenecks in 2013
• Storage: Inventory Surplus Falls to Manageable Levels Before Winter
• Prices: Market Sheds Short Interest, Bull Bias Rears its Head
• LNG Sendout: Window of Opportunity Favors Early LNG Export Applicants


The Market Call is BENTEK's monthly publication that pulls together the fundamental natural gas market dynamics to provide a comprehensive, short-term outlook of the U.S. natural gas market. This report includes a forecast of the average monthly Henry hub spot price, as well as short-term forecasts of dry gas production, storage, imports, LNG sendout, industrial demand and power burn.

With its view of production, imports, demand and storage, BENTEK's Supply & Demand Daily is a must-read report for anyone following the day-to-day natural gas market. This report provides the daily natural gas supply/demand balance for the U.S., plus market insights about price trends, breaking news, pipeline outages and major industry developments.

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