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How much shale gas is produced in the United States?

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  estimates that in 2013, about 9.35 trillion cubic feet of dry natural gas was produced directly from shale deposits in the United States. This was about 39% of total U.S. dry natural gas production in 2013.

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Shale in the United States

Shale gas provides the largest source of growth in U.S. natural gas supply

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

Last revised: November 21, 2014 
 


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