Potential Gas Committee
We assess the potential supply of natural gas in the U.S.
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Biennial Report

The Potential Gas Committee is pleased to announce the release of its new report, “Potential Supply of Natural Gas in the United States (December 31, 2016).”

The first chapter of the Committee’s new report includes:

  • * A complete overview of its national aggregated mean-value assessment results for year-end 2016, including tables and charts;
  • * An historical track of all the PGC’s mean-value assessments since 1988;
  • * A side-by-side comparison of assessment results for 2014 and 2016 for each of the PGC’s seven assessment areas (Atlantic, North Central, Gulf Coast, Mid-Continent, Rocky Mountain, Pacific and Alaska) and for coalbed gas;
  • * Derivation of Future Gas Supply and Ultimately Recoverable Resources using PGC’s current resource assessments and EIA’s proved reserves and production data; and
  • * Decennial changes in area-level assessments from 2006-16.

The second chapter examines the 2016 evaluations at the area and province levels and discusses the factors behind the principal changes in assessments between 2014 and 2016. Also featured are charts for each area that track historical trends in the Committee’s “most likely” (nonaggregated) assessments since 1984 and the aggregated mean values since 1990. Following these are reviews of the PGC’s coalbed gas and shale gas resource assessments.

The concluding chapter presents definitions of terms, details of the PGC’s resource assessment methodology, and a complementing series of tables and charts that summarize the national “most likely” assessments from 1964 to 2016.

An appendix lists the full current cycle membership of the Potential Gas Committee.

The report is now available for purchase.