U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Frequently Asked Questions
Does EIA have data on shale (or tight oil) production?
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates in the Annual Energy Outlook 2015, that about 4.2 million barrels per day of crude oil were produced directly from tight oil resources in the United States in 2014, or about 49% of total U.S. crude oil production. Tight oil is oil embedded in low-permeable shale, sandstone, and carbonate rock formations.
Annual Energy Outlook 2015, Table 14. Oil and gas supply (Reference case)
Shale in the United States
U.S. tight oil production: Alternative supply projections and an overview of EIA’s analysis of well-level data aggregated to the county level
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Last updated: April 30, 2015
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