EIA: May PADD 2 NatGas Plant NGLs Output a 33 Months Low
CANYON LAKE, Texas (DTN) -- U.S. natural gas plant field production of NGLs
dropped by 189,000 bpd or 3.8% to a nine-month low 4.745 million bpd in May,
with output in the Midwest PADD 2 down 56,000 bpd or 6% in the month to a
33-month low 871,00 bpd while gas plant NGLs production in both the East Coast
PADD 1 and Rocky Mountain PADD 4 hit record highs, according to Energy
Information Administration monthly data released Friday (7/31).
In Midwest PADD 2, natural gas plant production of propane plunged 55,000
bpd or 15.4% to a 38-month low 303,000 bpd in May while ethane output surged
45,000 bpd or 16.6% month-over-month to an average of 317,000 bpd.
Natural gas plant production of NGLs in East Coast PADD 1 in May increased
25,000 bpd or 4.4% month over month to an average of 595,000 bpd while output
in Rocky Mountain PADD 4 rose 34,000 bpd or 7.6% to 484,000 bpd.
In East Coast PADD 1, natural gas plant production of propane in May was at
207,000 bpd, unchanged from April and near the record high 217,000 bpd
reported for February. East Coast PADD 1 gas plant production of ethane in May
was at an 11-month high 234,000 bpd, up by 20,000 bpd or 9.3% from April.
Gulf Coast PADD 3 natural gas plant NGLs production fell 187,000 bpd or 6.4%
to a nine-month low 2.744 million bpd in May, with output of propane down
93,000 bpd or 9.9% at a 10-month low 844,000 bpd. Gulf Coast PADD 3 ethane
output in May was at a nine-month low 1.160 million bpd, down 280,000 bpd or
2.4% from May 2019.
Total U.S. natural gas plant production of ethane in May was up 97,000 bpd
or 5.2% month over month at an average of 1.863 million bpd while domestic
propane output was down 161,000 bpd or 9.5% at 1.530 million bpd.
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