Definitions, Sources and Explanatory Notes

 Category:   Natural Gas Production
 Topic:   Shale Gas Production


Key Terms Definition
Shale Gas Natural gas produced from organic (black) shale formations.

For definitions of related energy terms, refer to the EIA Energy Glossary.


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  Explanatory Notes

  • Shale Gas production data collected in conjunction with proved reserves data on Form EIA-23 are unofficial. Official Shale Gas production data from Form EIA-895 can be found in Natural Gas Gross Withdrawals and Production.
  • Related data and background information are published in the U.S. Crude Oil, Natural Gas, and Natural Gas Liquids Reserves Annual Report.