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U.S. Sees Shale Tapping New Oil Wells Again With Crude Above $50

  • Higher crude prices seen enticing drillers to ramp up output
  • Supply from new wells to exceed declines from legacy wells
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American oil explorers will boost drilling and production later this year as crude prices are set to stay above $50 a barrel, according to a U.S. government report.

Supply from new wells will exceed declining flows from wells already in service, raising overall crude production from the second half of this year, the Energy Information Administration said in its Short-Term Energy Outlook. The agency increased its forecast for 2022 U.S. crude output to 11.53 million barrels a day, up from January’s estimate of 11.49 million.