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Global shale gas production by select country 2015-2040

This statistic shows the production of shale gas worldwide by selected country in 2015, with projected figures for 2040. In 2015, the United States produced some 37 billion cubic feet per day of shale gas, making it the world's largest producer of shale gas. It is projected that in 2040, the U.S. production of shale gas will be 80 billion cubic feet per day. Currently the only countries commercially producing shale gas are the U.S., Canada, China, and Argentina. Mexico and Algeria are expected to begin commercial production by 2030 and 2020, respectively. By 2040, these countries are expected to account for 70 percent of the global shale gas production.

Shale gas production worldwide in 2015 and 2040, by selected country

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August 2016



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