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Posted February 15, 2019 Today in Energy

EIA adds new play production data to shale gas and tight oil reports ›

In December 2018, U.S. shale and tight plays produced about 65 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas (70% of total U.S. dry gas production) and about 7 million barrels per day (b/d) of crude oil (60% of total U.S. oil production). A decade ago, in December 2008, shale gas and tight oil made up 16% of total U.S. gas production and about 12% of U.S. total crude oil production. More

U.S. dry natural gas and crude oil production

Source: EIA, Natural Gas Monthly, Petroleum Supply Monthly, and Short-Term Energy Outlook, and DrillingInfo

Data Highlights

WTI crude oil futures price

2/14/2019: $54.41/barrel

up$1.77 from week earlier
down$6.19 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

2/14/2019: $2.573/MMBtu

up$0.022 from week earlier
down$0.014 from year earlier

Weekly coal production

2/9/2019: 13.050 million tons

up0.015 million tons from week earlier
down1.837 million tons from year earlier

Natural gas inventories

2/8/2019: 1,882 Bcf

down78 Bcf from week earlier
down30 Bcf from year earlier

Crude oil inventories

2/8/2019: 450.8 million barrels

up3.6 million barrels from week earlier
up28.7 million barrels from year earlier