The Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Drilling Productivity Report, a monthly breakdown on production by basins, typically forecasts production increases across the United States’ seven most prolific plays. The latest edition, released on March 9, 2015, projects production in April to be higher than the current month.

However, that increase has slowed dramatically.

Production for March is forecasted at 5,613 MBOPD and 45,932 MMcf/d, while April is projected to be 5,614 MBOPD and 46,153 MMcf/d – increases of just 1 MBOPD and 221 MM...

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