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Identifying Key Economic Impacts of Recent Increases in U.S. Natural Gas production (May 2012) The American Gas Association’s (AGA) Energy Analysis Report highlights the recent success of shale gas and oil production in the United States and the positive impact on our economy.

Fact-Based Regulation for Environmental Protection in Shale Gas Development (February 2012) This report by the Energy Institute at the University of Texas highlights the positive impact shale gas and hydraulic fracturing, regulations, emissions, public misconceptions and more.

Shale Gas and New Petrochemicals Investment: Benefits for the Economy, Jobs, and US Manufacturing (March 2011) The American Chemistry Council (ACC) identifies the economic benefits including jobs and U.S. manufacturing businesses investing in shale gas and petrochemical.

Shale Gas: Applying Technology to Solve America’s Challenges (Spring 2011) The U.S. Department of Energy highlights the importance of shale gas as a resource and how it is utilized to create a brighter future.

State Oil and Natural Gas Regulations Designed to Protect Water Resources (May 2009) The U.S. Department of Energy’s purpose of oil and natural gas regulations is to establish the framework within which regulatory programs protect the environment, especially water, with respect to the exploration and development of oil and gas resources.

Modern Shale Gas, Development in the United States (Spring 2009) The U.S. Department of Energy and the Office of Fossil Energy created this report to examine the importance of shale gas, where it’s located, how it’s developed in the U.S., the different types of shale, and how it’s regulated.

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