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How much shale gas is produced in the United States?

In 2023, about 77% (29.35 trillion cubic feet) of total U.S. dry natural gas production was from shale formations.

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
Energy Explained: Where Our Natural Gas Comes From
Today in Energy articles related to shale and tight oil
Projections for U.S. natural gas production; Annual Energy Outlook, Table 14. Oil and Gas Supply for Reference case and for Side cases

Last updated: April 29, 2024; preliminary data.

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