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Shale gas production rises, natural gas prices decline

Shale gas production has more than doubled since January 2010. This has helped increase overall U.S. natural gas production, despite flat to declining production in traditional gas fields. In the future, it is expected to play an even bigger role. Natural gas wellhead prices crashed in April this year. They have recovered somewhat but they remain near the lowest level in the past decade. Read related article.

Shale gas production is increasing.
Sources: Lippman Consulting, U.S. Energy Information Administration. The Washington Post. Published on November 14, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
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