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Tight Oil Reality Check

America’s energy future is largely determined by the assumptions and expectations we have today.

Shale Gas Reality Check

Recently, the EIA released its Annual Energy Outlook 2015 and so we asked David Hughes to see how the EIA’s projections and assumptions have changed over the last year...

A Look at the West Virginia University Assessment of Technically Recoverable Gas in the Utica Shale

Last week, members of the media breathlessly reported that the Utica Shale could hold more recoverable gas than the Marcellus, the largest shale gas play in the country.

Marcellus Production Outlook

Has Well Productivity Peaked in the Nation’s Largest Shale Gas Play?

Revisiting the Shale Oil Hype: Technology versus Geology

Irrespective of price, geology is trumping technology in the Bakken and Eagle Ford plays.

Fracking Fracas: The Trouble with Optimistic Shale Gas Projections by the U.S. Department of Energy

The implications of the EIA being wrong on its projections of cheap and abundant gas for decades are considerable.

The Surprising Data Behind Shale Oil

Hooray, oil is suddenly much cheaper than it used to be. That's great news, right? Not so fast.

Challenging (Crude) Convention

Some suggest we are nearing a time of oil and economic security not seen in decades. If only that were true.

Drilling Deeper: A Reality Check On U.S. Government Forecasts For a Lasting Tight Oil & Shale Gas Boom

Drilling Deeper reviews the twelve shale plays that account for 82% of the tight oil production and 88% of the shale gas production in the U.S.

The EIA is seriously exaggerating shale gas production in its drilling productivity report

The EIA is the elephant in the room when it comes to energy statistics. Its data and forecasts are widely used by analysts and the media and influence energy policy. There is no room for the significant scale of errors and distortions reported herein.