DOE Official Defends Shale Gas Projections In Senate

Law360, New York (July 19, 2011, 4:06 PM EDT) -- A U.S. Department of Energy official on Tuesday told a U.S. Senate committee that a recent news report questioning the projected productivity of domestic natural gas wells didn’t contradict the agency’s own studies highlighting an uptick in gas production and consumption.

Howard Gruenspecht, acting administrator of the DOE’s Energy Information Administration, told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee that his agency stood behind its reviews of the recent spike in U.S. gas supplies, despite a New York Times article suggesting that energy companies and investors...
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