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How much shale gas is produced in the United States?

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that in 2021, U.S. dry natural gas production from shale formations was about 27.2 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) and equal to about 79% of total U.S. dry natural gas production in 2021.

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
Today in Energy articles related to shale and tight oil

Last updated: November 8, 2022 with most recent data available at the time of update.


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