Expanding Natural Gas Production: Opportunities and Constraints

Event Details


  • Adam Brandt, Department of Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University
  • John Browning, Senior Research Fellow, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin
  • Chris McGill, Vice President, Policy Analysis, American Gas Association, and Member of the Potential Gas Committee
  • Tom Temples, Past President of AAPG Division of Environmental Geosciences, and Technical Director of Geoscience and Petrophysics, PetroSkills

Building upon the broad discussion of oil and gas development presented in Briefing Series Part 4, topics in this briefing will delve more specifically into issues related to natural gas production including:

  • What does the geology tell us about future production volumes, and will these volumes quickly decline as some have suggested?
  • What is a realistic outlook for U.S. natural gas relative to the global market?
  • Will LNG exports and/or reductions in coal-fired electricity raise consumer costs for natural gas?
  • What are potential environmental impacts of natural gas production and transportation?

More information on this briefing series.

Please RSVP to Abby Seadler (aseadler@agiweb.org).

Presented by: American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, American Geophysical Union, American Geosciences Institute, Association of American State Geologists, Geological Society of America, National Science Foundation—Directorate for Geosciences, and U.S. Geological Survey.