Natural gas production climbed to a new all-time high in 2019 driven by growth in the Permian, Appalachian, and Haynesville shale basins. New takeaway capacity in each of these regions also allowed more molecules to get to market quicker which helped offset the growth in exports and electric power consumption. The low cost of natural gas in the United States also helped boost exports to record levels, particularly with the massive growth in liquefied natural gas (LNG). The US has been a net exporter (of natural gas) for more than a year now and EIA expects that to continue through 2050! Read more about EIA’s top natural gas stories of 2019 in the link below.