we now have "ethane rejection" at hand.

 
With ethane priced at $.24/g and n.g.at $3.50/mcf,  you lose money by removing the ethane from the natural gas stream so several producers are leaving it there (as long as they can keep their BTUs below the pipeline spec of 1200/mcf).
 
I wonder if this explains why my gas burners seem brighter today than a month ago...