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Capuano ... US production on the rise

Capuano ... US production on the rise

US oil output to edge above 12 mbpd late 2019: EIA



US crude oil production is expected to average more than 12 million barrels per day late next year for the first time ever, the US Energy Information Administration said in a monthly report.
US oil production has soared, boosted by improved technology for tapping shale formations. Output rose 5.6 per cent last year and is expected to grow 15.4 per cent this year. If the forecasts are realized, that will make the United States the world's largest crude producer, surpassing Russia.
"Production growth in the United States, Brazil, Canada, and Russia will make up the majority of total global supply growth in 2019," EIA Administrator Linda Capuano said in a statement after the report was released.
The agency increased its 2019 average forecast by 40,000 bpd to 11.80 mbpd, and increased its forecast for the fourth quarter of that year by 50,000 bpd to 12.02 million.
US crude production this year is expected to be 10.79 mbpd, unchanged from last month's forecast, according to the agency, which is the statistical arm of the US Department of Energy.
The EIA expects production to average 10.91 mbpd this quarter and 11.29 million in the fourth quarter.
Total US oil demand is expected to be 20.35 mbpd this year, 60,000 bpd less than previously forecast. At the same time, the agency increased its 2019 demand outlook by 10,000 bpd to 20.68 mbpd.
If EIA’s forecast is realised, 2019 gasoline consumption would be the highest annual average on record, surpassing the previous record set in 2017, Capuano said. -- Reuters