U.S. Unconventional Gas Resources
The CSIS Energy and National Security Program hosted a conference to reasses gas supply and demand prospects. More efficient drilling, new technologies, and a deeper geological understanding have not only increased access to domestic gas resources but have also allowed for the development of an updated profile of the resource itself. The rapidly evolving nature of U.S. unconventional gas development has rendered resource estimates made only a few years ago already out of date. At the same time, opportunities for new demand growth have increased. Yet challenges to realizing the full potential of this resource remain.
In order to present a variety of insights into the evolving supply and demand picture, the CSIS Energy Program put together a diverse panel of both public and private sector experts:
- Paula Gant, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy for Oil and Natural Gas
- Adam Sieminski, Administrator of the Energy Information Administration
- Andrew Slaughter, Vice President for Energy Research at IHS
- Douglas Tierney, Vice President for Business Development at Encana
- Mary Barcella, Director for North American Natural Gas at IHS
- Clay Bretches, Vice President for E&P Services and Minerals at Anadarko
Frank Verrastro, Senior Vice President and the James R. Schlesinger Chair for Energy and Geopolitics, moderated.