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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 2017 (AEO2017) that about 13.5 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of dry natural gas was produced directly from shale and tight oil resources in the United States in 2015. This was about 50% of total U.S. dry natural gas production in 2015.

Learn more:

Annual Energy Outlook 2017, Table 14. Oil and gas supply
Where our natural gas comes from?
U.S. natural gas production by source or type of gas and gross production (withdrawals) of shale gas by state

Last updated: February 13, 2017


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