Frequently Asked Questions

Does EIA publish shale gas and coalbed methane production and reserves data?

Yes.  The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) publishes historical state-level production data and estimates of proved reserves for shale gas and coalbed methane in the U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves report.

EIA publishes data on U.S. natural gas production by source or type of gas and gross production (withdrawals) of shale gas by state and coalbed methane by state.

There are projections for U.S. shale gas and coalbed methane production in Table 14. Oil and Gas Supply of the Annual Energy Outlook.

Learn more:
How much shale gas is produced in the United States?
World Shale Resource Assessments
Review of Emerging Resources: U.S. Shale Gas and Shale Oil Plays

Last updated: June 8, 2017


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