March 2011, Vol. 238 No. 3

In The News

Natural Gas Production To Test Limits Of Infrastructure In 2011

U.S. natural gas production growth is expected to cap at 5% as oversupply volumes test the limits of storage and pipeline capacity later this year, according to a new market alert from BENTEK Energy. The Sky Is the Limit? U.S. Shale Gas Soars!™ says that until mid-2011, improvements in drilling efficiency, vestiges of $5-6/MMBtu hedging programs, held-by-production (HBP) drilling and the attractive economics of rich (high-Btu) gas, among a host of other factors will drive further production increases. “There will be a difficult period of market adjustment over the next 12 to 18 months,” according to the report. That growth is expected to begin slowing in the second hal

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