In addition to this decline in oil output, production of natural gas also is expected by U.S. Energy Information Administration to decline in August. EIA said gas production for August in seven major regions is expected to be 97.972 billion cubic feet per day – down 100 million cfd from July. Permian, Bakken and Niobrara are forecast to add gas production in August. Permian will grow by 36 million cfd to 23.389 billion. Gas production leader Appalachia will decline by 16 million cfd to 35.329 billion cfd, and Eagle Ford in south Texas will decline by 42 million cfd to 7.548 million cfd.