US Industry Metrics
According to data from the EIA’s Petroleum Supply Monthly publication, released in February, US production of natural gas plant liquids (NGL) increased for the 12th straight year in 2017. Output climbed to a record 3.74 MMbpd, representing a 6.4% increase over 2016 volumes. The EIA also forecast in its Short-Term Energy Outlook that NGL production will increase by 15% this year as the ethane market continues to expand. If realized, this expansion would be the second-highest rise recorded after the 16% increase seen in 2014. GP
US gas production (Bcfd) and prices ($/Mcf)
US natural gas spot prices at Henry Hub and NGL spot prices at Mont Belvieu, $/MMBtu
US natural gas plant field production of NGL, LPG, ethane and propane, Mbpd
At CERAWeek by IHS Markit, held in Houston in March, IEA Director Fatih Birol said that the world would soon see a major second wave of shale gas production from the US in response to higher energy prices and growing demand from India and China.
Mozambique and Tanzania hold an estimated 180 Tft3 and 57 Tft3 of proven natural gas reserves, respectively.
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Incorporating economic data into process modeling is key to optimizing operations and maximizing profits at gas processing plants. However, maintaining optimal operations are often challenging due to changing market dynamics, contract structures and increasing process flexibility. Today, gas processors are leveraging Predictive Control and First Principles models to accurately determine and control the optimal operating targets in real time based on the most current plant conditions and profitability, optimizing recovery of natural gas liquids. Learn how real-time analytics, combined with decision support tools, empower companies to:
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May 22, 2018 10am CDT