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Posted December 6, 2019 Today in Energy

Natural gas venting and flaring increased in North Dakota and Texas in 2018 ›

The volume of U.S. natural gas that was reported as vented and flared reached its highest average annual level of 1.28 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in 2018, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Natural Gas Annual, which contains updated data about vented and flared natural gas. In 2018, the percentage of U.S. natural gas that was vented and flared increased to 1.25% of gross withdrawals, up from 0.84% the previous year. Two states, North Dakota and Texas, accounted for 1.1 Bcf/d, or 82% of the reported U.S. vented and flared natural gas. More

U.S. natural gas gross withdrawals

Source: EIA, Natural Gas Annual

Data Highlights

WTI crude oil futures price

12/5/2019: $58.43/barrel

up$0.32 from week earlier
up$5.54 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

12/5/2019: $2.427/MMBtu

down$0.074 from week earlier
down$2.042 from year earlier

Weekly coal production

11/30/2019: 11.806 million tons

down1.389 million tons from week earlier
down3.252 million tons from year earlier

Natural gas inventories

11/29/2019: 3,591 Bcf

down19 Bcf from week earlier
up591 Bcf from year earlier

Crude oil inventories

11/29/2019: 447.1 million barrels

down4.9 million barrels from week earlier
up3.9 million barrels from year earlier