US natural-gas prices recently tumbled to an all-time low and will likely slip even further in coming months, thanks to elevated storage levels and an unusually warm winter. But these ultra-depressed prices will accelerate decline rates in mature basins, creating opportunities longer-term opportunities for volumetric growth in areas with low production costs.
The stakes are high for the masters of midstream, particularly in the Northeast where surging output of natural gas has overwhelmed local demand and existing takeaway capacity, depressing the prices at Pennsylvania’s Leidy Hub relative to the Henry Hub in Louisiana.
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