Oil and gas production in the prolific Permian basin and shale gas output in the Haynesville play are expected to rise through August, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

The forecast came as West Texas Intermediate oil futures prices traded around $75 this week amid demand recovery boosted by US vaccination programmes and the easing of coronavirus restrictions.

While mixed results are expected for other unconventional plays across the US, the EIA said it expects production in the Permian basin in Texas and New Mexico will continue to rise from 4.59