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NGL Roundup: May 2, 2023

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EIA NGL Production came in line with EDA forecast for February 2023 and grew 2% M-o-M (112 Mb/d) and 9% Y-o-Y (487 Mb/d).

Northeast ethane recovery surprised on the high side, beating our forecast by 7%. We expected lower recovery due to persistent ramp-up challenges at Shell’s Monaca cracker. These issues may not be impacting production as much as causing regulatory and PR headaches for the facility. In the Rockies, Anadarko, and Williston basins, ethane production increased by 9%, 17%, and 13% M-o-M, but is still below 2022 levels.
Weekly EIA data shows we are entering the propane/propylene injection season at 5-year highs. Even after accounting for record propane/propylene exports, we are still near 5-year highs.
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  • Regional NGL exports 

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