26 Aug '11, 10pm

The Tricky Art of Estimating Shale Gas Reserves - Treehugger

The Tricky Art of Estimating Shale Gas Reserves - Treehugger

... and that "there's a lot more work to be done in figuring out just how much gas is out there -- and how much can be drilled at a profit (the USGS focused on how much gas could technically be extracted, not how much gas could be profitably extracted, an important distinction)." He notes that the 84 cubic trillion feet that the USGS says is recoverable is a mean number -- according to that report, it could be as little as 43 trillion to as much as 144 trillion square feet. Furthermore, the numbers are still estimates, and hardly the end-all. But there's still plenty of reason to believe that the previous projections from 2009 are still wishful thinking -- remember, they landed around 410 trillion cubic feet. And yes, 84 trillion cubic feet is a crapload of gas any way you slice it -- and still more than studies had estimated were locked in the shale as recently as 2002. B...

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