Oil and Gas
Exploring the socioeconomic and environmental impacts of the oil and gas sector, including research on how shale development affects communities, public finances, greenhouse gas emissions, and more. RFF also hosts the Shale Research Clearinghouse (SHARC), an interactive tool that provides access to the latest research on the positive and negative impacts of oil and gas development, as well as critical reviews of this literature.
Journal Article — Mar 15, 2019
Should Solid Waste from Shale Gas Development be Regulated as Hazardous Waste?
In 1980, solid waste from oil and gas fields was exempt from US federal hazardous waste regulations; however, recent developments warrant a closer look at this exemption.
Working Paper — Feb 5, 2019
The Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Increased US Oil and Gas Production
High levels of US oil and gas production are projected to increase domestic and global GHG emissions substantially.
Journal Article — Jan 25, 2019
Trophy Hunting versus Manufacturing Energy: The Price Responsiveness of Shale Gas
The paper explores the relative price responsiveness of unconventional versus conventional natural gas extraction.
Workshops & Seminars — Mar 14, 2019
Economic Volatility in Oil Producing Regions: Exploring Impacts and Public Policy Responses
Examining regional impacts of oil volatility and potential avenues for federal intervention to support producing communities
Workshops & Seminars — Nov 30, 2018
The Road Ahead
Rewatch our event on the next generation of energy and climate policies.
Webinar — Nov 14, 2018
Shale Research Clearinghouse Webinar
RFF hosted a webinar to launch the new SHARC website.