Waterless Fracking

Study Released May 20, 2014

Natural Gas Report - April 2014

It is a well-known fact that the US is experiencing record gas production levels from their unconventional gas plays with an advent of directional drilling in combination with hydraulic fracturing (or fracking). The US Energy Information Agency in their recent Annual Energy Outlook (AEO 2014)1 suggests that the shale gas production is the largest contributor to the total US gas production, growing by more than 10 trillion cubic feet (Tcf), from 9.7 Tcf in 2012 to 19.8 Tcf in 2040 (see Figure 1). The shale gas share of total US natural gas production would increase from 40 percent in 2012 to 53 percent in 2040..... Download full report.

April 2014