Over the past six months, U.S. natural gas production growth has stalled or declined in all regions except for the Northeast

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

U.S. natural gas production in 2011 increased 7.5%, or 4.3 Bcf/d, over 2010, the largest year-on-year increase of the last quarter century. However, production in every U.S. region has flattened or dropped over the past six months except for the Northeast. BENTEK's NEW Cell Model database reveals that natural gas production growth in the Marcellus is the only factor keeping total U.S. gas production from dropping.

These changes are contributing to the remaking of the U.S. natural gas market. The relationship between regional pipeline flows, storage balances, demand and prices are undergoing fundamental changes that will impact how gas is marketed, moved and traded for decades to come. BENTEK's new Market Alert, Dissecting Natural Gas Supply & Demand, draws on historical and current data from BENTEK's Cell Model database to assess the market implications of natural gas production, flow, demand and price dynamics.

Key features of BENTEK's new Cell Model database:

• U.S. divided into eight different balanced "cells" for daily region-by-region natural gas analysis

• Models supply, demand and storage fundamentals in each U.S. region

• Includes regional inflows and outflows by pipeline

• Balanced regionally and nationally to historical EIA storage data

BENTEK's Dissecting Natural Gas Supply & Demand Market Alert includes dynamic graphs and charts that allow you to click through to an Analytical Storyboard, where you can watch these market developments unfold over time. When you click on the "hand" icon next to a chart or graph, click on the link and you will be connected to BENport to view the dynamic data. This feature is for clients only and you must have a BENport account and use Internet Explorer to access this feature.

To learn more, please contact your BENTEK sales representative or call BENTEK Sales at 1-888-251-1264.