Range Announces Second Quarter Capital Expenditures, Production & Pricing
Second quarter 2020 drilling and completion expenditures were
Production and Pricing
Range’s second quarter production averaged 2,349 Mmcfe per day. Range expects full-year 2020 production to be at or slightly above 2.3 Bcfe per day, including an expected exit rate at or above 2.3 Bcfe per day, excluding the impact of potential asset sales.
The following table details Range’s average production and realized pricing for second quarter 2020:
|2Q20 Production & Realized Pricing|
|Net Production per day||1,660,743||106,772||7,913||2,348,856|
|Average NYMEX price|
|Differential, including basis hedging||(0.31)||(12.28)|
|Realized prices before NYMEX hedges||1.41||14.81|
|Settled NYMEX hedges||0.61||0.71||30.21|
|Average realized prices after hedges (a)|
(a) Numbers may not add due to rounding.
Second quarter 2020 natural gas, NGLs and oil price realizations (including the impact of derivative settlements which correspond to analysts’ estimates) averaged
- The average natural gas price, including the impact of basis hedging, was
$1.41per mcf, or a ( $0.31) differential to NYMEX. In the second quarter, Range sold additional natural gas volume in Appalachia following a pipeline outage in May that affected a portion of Range’s transportation to the Gulf Coast. This minor impact to differentials was offset by lower gas transportation expense in the quarter. Range reiterates its full year 2020 natural gas differential guidance of $0.20to $0.26per mcf below NYMEX.
- Pre-hedge NGL realizations were
$12.80per barrel, or a $0.37per barrel premium to the Mont Belvieuweighted barrel and approximately 47% of WTI. Lower NGL prices in the second quarter were partially offset by lower processing costs. Range reiterates its full year 2020 NGL differential guidance of $0.50to $1.50per barrel above the Mont Belvieuequivalent barrel.
- Crude oil and condensate price realizations, before realized hedges, averaged
$14.81per barrel, or $12.28below WTI (West Texas Intermediate). Condensate pricing in the second quarter was impacted by weakness in regional demand. However, regional condensate demand has increased following the second quarter, and Range expects differentials and fundamentals to improve in second half 2020. As a result, Range deferred some liquids-rich activity into second half 2020 and its Appalachia condensate production is, therefore, expected to increase versus second quarter. Due to the pricing weakness experienced recently, Range is revising its full year 2020 condensate differential guide to $8to $9per barrel below WTI, an impact of approximately $3 millionin cash flow for the year versus prior guidance.
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