Special Report: Worldwide Gas Processing: NGL production from US shale plays grows

The future growth of NGL production in the US depends largely on the continued exploitation of hydrocarbons found in shale and other unconventional resource plays. NGL production from conventional oil and gas formations has been in steady decline for several years, and NGL production from crude oil refineries will likely see only limited growth in the US.Commercial development of shale plays via directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing began in the Barnett shale in Central Texas and was then adapted to other shale plays, as well as other types of unconventional resources. The amount of NGLs contained in the extracted hydrocarbons varies among the plays and even within many shale form...

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