Natural gas is used by both the transportation and electricity sectors, releasing about half the carbon dioxide emissions of coal when burned. Research and analysis at RFF focuses on the development of natural gas in the United States and abroad, as well as its role in helping countries meet their greenhouse gas emissions obligations.
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.
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.
PHMSA’s 2009 Gas Distribution Rule: Should It Stay or Should It Go?
As part of a series examining US oil and gas sector regulations, this report analyzes the cost and benefits of repealing or modifying PHMSA’s 2009 Gas Distribution Rule under several scenarios.
What Research Says on Key Fracking Debate Issues
RFF’s Daniel Raimi, Alan Krupnick, and Isabel Echarte discuss the latest research on the impacts of fracking and the shale revolution.
Workshops & Seminars
The Impacts of Lower Natural Gas Prices on Employment in the Manufacturing Sector
A new study by RFF Senior Fellows Joshua Linn and Richard Morgenstern finds the dramatic decline in US shale gas prices increased employment in manufacturing and energy-intensive industries much less than previously thought. RFF experts discussed the study’s results. The event also featured comments from industry, environmental, and academic perspectives.
Understanding Induced Earthquake Activity in Oklahoma
A new paper in Science by RFF’s Roger Cooke and coauthors Thea Hincks, Willy Aspinall, and Thomas Gernon provides a clearer picture of the causal relationship between wastewater disposal and the state’s increased seismic activity.