The new era of domestic energy production is possible because of precision drilling into vast oil and natural gas shale formations that lie beneath our country’s soil and off our coastlines. Advances in horizontal drilling technologies – when combined with our 60 year history of safe hydraulic fracturing – has the potential to unlock hundreds of years of domestic energy, thus increasing our energy security and creating American jobs.
The Institute for Energy Research exists to educate the public about the economic and energy potential that development of our vast shale resources promises. These fact sheets will help policymakers realize the enormous energy potential in the United States. By tapping into these shale formations — safely and efficiently — we can create American jobs, provide more energy at lower prices, increase government revenues, and become one step closer to American energy independence.