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How much shale gas is produced in the United States?

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates in the Annual Energy Outlook 2015, that about 11.34 trillion cubic feet of dry natural gas was produced directly from shale and tight oil resources in the United States in 2013. This was about 47% of total U.S. dry natural gas production in 2013.

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Annual Energy Outlook 2015, Table 14. Oil and gas supply (reference case)

Shale in the United States

U.S. natural gas production by source or type of gas and gross production (withdrawals) of shale gas by state

Last updated: April 16, 2015


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