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How much shale gas is produced in the United States?

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that in 2018, U.S. dry shale gas production was about 20.95 trillion cubic feet (Tcf), and equal to about 69% of total U.S. dry natural gas production in 2018.

Learn more:
Dry shale gas production estimates by play
U.S. natural gas production by source or type of gas and gross production (withdrawals) of shale gas by state
Annual Energy Outlook, Table 14. Oil and Gas Supply for Reference case and for Side cases
Energy Explained: Where Our Natural Gas Comes From
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Last updated: September 5, 2019


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