Jun 28, 2011

The Energy Information Administration's perspective on shale gas

A June 27, 2011, New York Times article, “Behind Veneer, Doubt on Future of Natural Gas” focuses on the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) consideration of shale gas. EIA was contacted by a Times reporter in advance of the story, and provided a response that described the agency’s approach to developing its shale gas projections.

Those interested in EIA’s views on shale gas, which differ in significant respects from those outlined in the June 27 article, may want to review the EIA response to the inquiry from the Times, the Issues in Focus discussion of shale gas included in the Annual Energy Outlook 2011, and a recent presentation on domestic and international shale gas.