Gas Pipeline Constraints Could Reduce Permian Crude Oil Production 1MMbpd by 2027

While projects like the greenfield Matterhorn Express and expansions on existing Whistler and Permian Highway (PHP) systems will help alleviate gas takeaway constraints out of the Permian in the next two years, a lack of additional projects beyond that time frame would limit gas production based on the High scenario in RBN Energy's latest production forecast. 

With no appetite for additional flaring, Permian crude production will also be effected by gas takeaway constraints, with well counts being limited by gas takeaway capacity.  By 2027, crude oil production in the Permian could be constrained by over 1MMbpd in RBN's High scenario, having a significant impact on total US production.

US Crude Oil Production Forecast - Source: RBN Energy