The Gulf Coast region will produce most of the shale gas in the U.S. in 2020, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)'s Annual Energy Outlook 2010. The Gulf Coast, which contains the Barnett, Haynesville, Cotton Valley, Bossier and Eagle Ford shale plays, will supply 1.5 Tcf of shale gas production in 2020 and 2.3 Tcf in 2035.
The Midcontinent region, which includes the Woodford and Fayetteville shale plays in the Arkoma Basin, will contribute an estimated .972 Tcf of shale production in 2020 and 1.25 Tcf in 2035.
Southwest shale gas plays, which include older Barnett shale, will produce 1.1 Tcf in 2020 and 1.2 Tcf in 2035, while Northeast region, which includes the Marcellus shale play, will produce .8 Tcf of shale gas in 2020 and 1.2 Tcf in 2035.
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