US gas from land wells

Most US readers know that the Gulf of Mexico dominates US gas reserves and production, that heavy gas drilling in Rocky Mountain states is bringing on large volumes of so-called unconventional supplies, that the country also leans on gas from Canada, and that it is gearing to ramp up LNG imports.The most recent US government reserves and production figures show some other interesting trends.The big news in the Energy Information Administration’s advance summary of US reserves was that US proved gas reserves climbed for the sixth year in a row to 192.5 tcf at the end of 2004. Since Gulf of Mexico reserves fell an unusually large 15%, it was land drilling that more than made up the di...

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