May U.S. shale oil output seen rising most in over two years

18 Apr 2017   Shale Oil

U.S. shale production in May was set for its biggest monthly increase in more than two years, government data showed on Monday, as producers stepped up their drilling activity with oil prices hovering at over $50 a barrel. May output is set to rise by 123,000 barrels per day to 5.19 million bpd, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s drilling productivity report. That would be the biggest monthly increase since February 2015 and the highest monthly production level since November 2015. In the prolific Permian play located in West Texas and New Mexico, oil production is forecast to rise by nearly 76,000 bpd to 2.36 million bpd, data showed, a new record for the largest U.S. shale play. In the Eagle Ford region, output is set to rise by 39,000 bpd to […]

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