Natural Gas Exports: Proceed with Caution

When it comes analyzing the natural gas industry, counting rigs provides little insight, because rigs may come and go. But production levels are another matter. Over the last five years, for example, rig counts have been volatile, while production has been steady.

According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), natural gas withdrawals are now averaging approximately 2,300 billion cubic feet per (Bcf) per month. Compare today's volumes with previous years and the stability becomes clear. During 2000-2005, average withdrawals were 2,002 Bcf per month. During 1990-1995, they were 1,887 Bcf per month....669 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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