The volume of US natural gas that was reported as vented and flared reached its highest average annual level in 2018, according to the EIA’s Natural Gas Annual.
The US EIA reports that of the 134 active natural gas pipeline projects it tracks, 46 have entered or are expected to enter service in 2019.
A growing share of US natural gas production is associated-dissolved natural gas, according to the EIA.
US crude oil production in the US Federal Gulf of Mexico averaged 1.8 million bpd in 2018, setting a new annual record.
The movement of natural gas has increased as natural gas spot prices have declined in the northeast and as production in Appalachia has continued to grow.
The Suez Canal and the SUMED Pipeline are strategic routes for Persian Gulf crude oil, petroleum products, and LNG shipments to Europe and North America.
EIA estimates that in June, Iran alone accounted for more than 60% (1.7 million bpd) of all OPEC unplanned outages.
This milestone comes less than a year after US crude oil production surpassed 11 million bpd in August 2018.
US imports of crude oil from members of OPEC in March 2019 totalled 1.5 million bpd, their lowest level since March 1986, based on data in EIA’s Petroleum Supply Monthly.