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How much shale gas is produced in the United States?

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that about 15.8 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of dry natural gas was produced directly from shale and tight oil resources in the United States in 2016. This was about 60% of total U.S. dry natural gas production in 2016.

Learn more:
Dry shale gas production estimates
Annual Energy Outlook, Table 14. Oil and gas supply
U.S. natural gas production by source or type of gas and gross production (withdrawals) of shale gas by state
Monthly dry shale gas production chart and data file at lower left of Natural Gas Weekly Update
Energy Explained: Where Our Natural Gas Comes From
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Last updated: June 22, 2017

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