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A Deeper Look at the EIA's Latest NGL Data ─ NGL Production Surged Across All Basins

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  • The latest EIA NGL production data came in 6,753 Mb/d in September, 3% (+206 Mb/d) above our forecast and August levels and 10% growth Y-o-Y (+599 Mb/d).
  • NGL production came in higher than expected in the Permian and Anadarko, indicating an uptick in GPMs in those regions. However, the biggest driver of the beat was in ethane recovery. Frac spreads in the Anadarko jumped above $0.05/gal for the first time since November 2022. Offsetting the beats was the Northeast, where ethane recovery came in below expectations.
  • Exports dipped M-o-M but remain well above last year’s levels. Weekly propane/propylene exports averaged 1,730 Mb/d in November, a 3% decrease from October but +13% Y-o-Y. Monthly ethane exports data also declined slightly (1%) M-o-M from August to September but was +13% Y-o-Y.
  • There seems to be no end in sight for the high propane inventories, with forecasts of a warm winter so far ringing true this year. Exports are picking up the slack, but are also on thin ice with the current issues at the Panama Canal.
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  • Ethane recovery by basin
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  • NGL storage trends
  • Regional NGL exports 

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