Items Tagged with 'researchers'


Big Four Shale Gas Plays Show Decline -- Not Plateau -- After 2020, Say University of Texas Researchers

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) and a bevy of independent analysts have predicted domestic natural gas production will climb rapidly over the long-term because of booming unconventional gas growth. However, the University of Texas at Austin (UT) is predicting production from the biggest shale gas plays -- Marcellus, Barnett, Fayetteville and Haynesville -- will peak by 2020 and decline thereafter. Read More

Study Finds Methane Emissions 50% Higher Than EPA Estimates

A review of 20 years of technical literature on natural gas emissions in the United States and Canada found that methane (CH4) emissions appear significantly larger than official estimates, but they are not enough to negate the benefits of switching from coal power generation to natural gas-fired power. Read More