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- EIA latest NGL production data totaled 6,764 Mb/d in November, in line with our forecast. Overall production stayed constant M-o-M and increased 10% Y-o-Y.
- Ethane production came in higher than expected in the Permian for Nov’23. EDA believed the recent Whistler Pipeline expansion would allow for more C2 rejection into the gas stream. This has not occurred as ethane extraction in the Permian remains close to all-time highs. Lower recovery in Anadarko resulted from a decrease in frac spread. Volatility in the Northeast is still driven by repetitive operational variability at the Shell Cracker.
- Total NGL exports remain well above last year’s levels and increased 14% (+149 Mb/d) M-o-M in November (2,807 Mb/d) despite Panama Canal shipping congestion. Weekly propane/propylene exports averaged 1,708 Mb/d in Jan’24, a slight decrease (4%) M-o-M, but a +14% increase Y-o-Y.
- Propane inventory decreased to the 5-year historical average potentially impacted by the recent cold blast.
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The NGL Roundup reviews monthly NGL data from EIA and East Daley’s own basin-level supply forecasts of Y-grade and NGL purity products. Follow key NGL data trends:
- NGL production by basin
- Supply forecasts by NGL purity product
- Ethane recovery by basin
- Historical and future NGL prices
- Conway and Mont Belvieu frac spreads
- NGL storage trends
- Regional NGL exports
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