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    EIA adds new play production data to shale gas and tight oil reports

    graph of U.S. shale gas and tight oil production
    Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Natural Gas Monthly, Petroleum Supply Monthly, and Short-Term Energy Outlook, and DrillingInfo

    In December 2018, U.S. shale and tight plays produced about 65 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas (70% of total U.S. dry gas production) and about 7 million barrels per day (b/d) of crude oil (60% of total U.S. oil production). A decade ago, in December 2008, shale gas and tight oil accounted for 16% of total U.S. gas production and about 12% of U.S. total crude oil production.

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