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Shale producers pumping more oil despite Hurricane Harvey's impact on Eagle Ford

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017
  • Posted By Meagan Wildfong

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Source: Fuel Fix | Collin Eaton | September 18, 2017

 

U.S. shale drillers are expected to pump more oil this month even though Hurricane Harvey crimped output in the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas.

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In West Texas, oil producers in the Permian Basin are projected to boost oil production by 55,000 barrels a day by October, the bulk of a daily 79,000-barrel increase expected across seven major shale plays, the Energy Department said Monday.

 

 

That jump will bring U.S. shale oil production up to 6.08 million barrels a day in October. Of that, the Permian would make up 2.64 million barrels a day. The Eagle Ford, meanwhile, is only expected to drop 9,000 barrels a day, to a daily 1.27 million barrels, according to the Energy Information Administration.

 

A few weeks ago, the Texas Railroad Commission estimated between 300,000 to 500,000 barrels a day of oil production in the Eagle Ford had been shut in as Hurricane Harvey rolled through.

 

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