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Special Section: Energy - Addressing the Challenges Along the Shale Gas Supply Chain


The production of natural gas from shale formations is one of the fastest-­growing segments of the U.S. oil and gas industry today. The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Annual Energy Outlook 2012 reference-­ case scenario has shale gas production increasing from 5.0 trillion ft3/yr (23% of total U.S. dry gas production) in 2010 to 13.6 trillion ft3/yr (49% of the total) in 2035.

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