Natural gas is used widely across the economy; it releases about half the carbon dioxide emissions of coal when burned, though its production and consumption releases methane (a powerful greenhouse gas). Research and analysis at RFF focuses on the development of natural gas resources in the United States and abroad, as well as its impacts and their mitigation through regulations.
Journal Article — May 3, 2019
Systematically Incorporating Environmental Objectives into Shale Gas Pipeline Development
A Binary Integer, Multi-Objective Spatial Optimization Model
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.
Webinar — Apr 25, 2018
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 — Mar 13, 2018
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.
Webinar — Feb 7, 2018
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.
Press Release — Feb 19, 2019
New Episode of Resources Radio: Does the Shale Boom Equal Climate Doom?, with RFF's Daniel Raimi
Press Release — Feb 15, 2019
New Daniel Raimi Blog Post on Evolving Climate Impacts of Shale Revolution
Press Release — Feb 5, 2019