European Shale Gas Development
Study Released November 18, 2011
Natural Gas Report - November 2011
In April 2011, the United States Energy Information Administration (EIA) released an initial assessment of shale gas resources outside of the US.1 The 14 European nations assessed in the EIA report are estimated to contain 639 TCF of technically recoverable shale gas, or approximately 10 percent of the total resource base in the areas reviewed. The economically recoverable portion has yet to be determined, as exploration is in the
early phase and data availability is limited. Approximately 83 percent of Europe’s shale gas resources are located in Poland, France, Norway,
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