Today's Trends: Gulf Coast to Dominate Future Shale Gas Production

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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Joe | Jul. 7, 2010
Interesting report. To hear all of the talking heads, the Marcellus will be the greatest gas field in the history of mankind. I thought it would surely be the number one producer by 2035!

Herman | Jul. 2, 2010
I truly believe this as right and with the people help outside of this thing with the spill we can create more jobs.The gulf coast is sitting on trillions of cubic feet of natural gas,but the administration of Obama wont have it.They put shallow water drilling at a stand still with the moratorium and permit process of not granting one which what wil destroy Louisiana,Alabama and Mississippi economies sooner than you think!


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