Technology, more access may raise US production

Increased Rocky Mountain access and improved productivity technology could lessen the effects of the accelerated depletion occurring in US oil and gas fields, according to a recent US Energy Information Administration (EIA) study.For example, the study indicates that elimination of environmental and other constraints on production would increase the natural gas available for development in the Rocky Mountain states by 136 tcf.EIA undertook the study because of concerns raised by six trade organizations: API, Domestic Petroleum Council, IPAA, US Oil & Gas Association, National Ocean Industries Association, and Natural Gas Supply Association. EIA says the six organizations felt that the eff...

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