The two graphs below show total U.S. and Lower 48 natural gas production on one and the individual State production on the other. In March, production in the Lower 48 States increased by 1.6 percent or 1.18 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d). Texas had the largest volumetric increase at 2.6 percent or 0.57 Bcf/d primarily due to new wells being brought online and shut-in wells returning to production. Other States also reported a gain of 1.4 percent or 0.40 Bcf/d as many operators reported improved weather conditions and new wells in the Appalachian and Uinta Basins. Oklahoma production also saw an increase of 4.1 percent or 0.24 Bcf/d due to the completed maintenance and improved weather conditions from the prior month. Both the Federal Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana saw declines of 2.7 percent or 0.09 Bcf/d and 1.4 percent or 0.08 Bcf/d respectively, mainly due to maintenance […]