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Shale gas refers to natural gas that is trapped within shale formations. Shales are fine-grained sedimentary rocks that can be rich sources of petroleum and natural gas. The production of natural gas from shale formations has rejuvenated the natural gas industry in the United States.
Natural Gas Explained
Natural gas prices are a function of market supply and demand. Due to limited alternatives for natural gas consumption or production in the short run, changes in supply or demand over a short period often result in large price movements to bring supply and demand back into balance.
About U.S. Natural Gas Pipelines
Learn how natural gas is transported by the pipeline network.
Released April 14, 2014 | Next Release: May 12, 2014
The Drilling Productivity Report uses recent data on the total number of drilling rigs in operation along with estimates of drilling productivity and estimated changes in production from existing oil and natural gas wells to provide estimated changes in oil and natural gas production for six key fields.
Released April 8, 2014 | Next Release: May 6, 2014
EIA's monthly energy projections through 2015. Includes oil supply and consumption projections and price projections for crude oil, gasoline, diesel, and heating oil. The Market Prices and Uncertainty Report is a regular monthly supplement to the Short-Term Energy Outlook.
Release Dates: April 7-30, 2014 | Next Early Release Date: December 2014
Projections in the Annual Energy Outlook 2014 (AEO2014) Reference case focus on the factors that shape U.S. energy markets through 2040
Released March 31, 2014
Natural and supplemental gas production, supply, consumption, disposition, storage, imports, exports, and prices in the United States.
Released February 7, 2014
EIA's Natural Gas Issues and Trends highlights timely information and analyses on natural gas markets.
Released December 12, 2013
The 2012 Natural Gas Annual shows record natural gas production and consumption levels in the United States.
Released at 10:30 a.m. EST, Thursday (except holidays)
Statistics for Working Gas in Underground Storage for current week and week ago comparison.
Release Date: September 6, 2013
Natural gas has been an important exception to the trend of rising prices for energy sources used by manufacturers. Production of natural gas in the United States increased rapidly beginning in 2007 as a result of resources found in shale formations. That increase in supply has in turn lowered the price of natural gas to manufacturers as well as other consumers.
What's New in Natural Gas
Drilling Productivity Report
April 14, 2014
Lower prices pull down natural gas reserves in 2012
April 11, 2014
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