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US Industry Metrics

Prior to 2013, ethane prices trended higher than natural gas prices. However, from 2013–2016, when ethane supply exceeded demand, ethane spot prices were generally lower than Henry Hub gas spot prices. Since mid-2017, ethane prices have been higher than natural gas prices as domestic and foreign demand for US ethane has increased. US ethane demand growth has accelerated as new and expanded ethylene crackers began operations in early 2018. Meanwhile, ethane exports averaged more than 280,000 bpd in May 2018, a year-on-year increase of 48%. GP

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US gas production (Bft3d) and prices ($/Mft3)

 

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US natural gas spot prices at Henry Hub and NGL spot prices at Mont Belvieu, $/MMBtu

 

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US natural gas plant field production of NGL, LPG, ethane and propane, Mbpd

 


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Editorial Comment
-Adrienne Blume
As discussed in the HPI Market Data 2019 report, published in November by Gas Processing & LNG’s sister publication, Hydrocarbon Processing, rising propane and ethane supplies in the US have been enabled by greater production of shale gas.
Industry Trends: Norway targets global LNG market
-Eugene Gerden
Norway aims to become a leading player in the global LNG market during the next several years through the establishment of new, large-scale LNG terminals.
Regional Focus: Challenges of scaling up Africa’s LNG production
-Shem Oirere
Several gas projects are underway in Africa, but they continue to be constrained by inadequate infrastructure, slow finance mobilization, lack of security and uncertainty over hydrocarbon regulations that are casting doubt on the outcome of the continent’s drive to meet its anticipated 128% gas demand increase by 2040.


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