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Mary Schaper
Posted April 18, 2014

Shale Oil, Natural Gas Production to Increase, EIA Says

United Press International: Oil production and natural gas production from the six prominent shale basins in the United States should increase in May, a U.S. drilling report said.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration issued a monthly drilling report for the six shale basins -- Bakken, Eagle Ford, Haynesville, Marcellus, Niobrara and Permian -- that together account for almost 90 percent of the growth in U.S. oil production and nearly all of the gains in natural gas.

 

For oil production from the shale basins, EIA expects a net increase of 71,000 barrels per day for 4.3 million bpd in May. The Eagle Ford shale area in Texas is expected to lead in terms of oil production with a 2.3 percent increase from April to May.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mary Schaper is a Digital Communications Manager for the American Petroleum Institute. She previously worked on Capitol Hill for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee as Digital Director and for Senator Lisa Murkowski. Before coming to D.C., she spearheaded digital strategy for Murkowski's successful Senate write-in campaign in 2010. Schaper enjoys traveling and taking in the local culture alongside her husband, their son and loyal springer spaniel.