IOGCC White Papers

IOGCC Technical Reports

Shale Gas Assessment: A Regulatory Perspective (2010)

Topical report for DE-FC26-06NT42937. The Basin Initiative -- Shale Gas Assessment: A Regulatory Perspective, IOGCC, 2010.  Included in this assessment are (1) the identification of challenges and opportunities to for states to support and encourage the efficient recovery of shale gas while protecting health, safety and the environment; and (2) the exploration of state initiatives and state-industry partnerships to address policy goals; and (3) outreach and educational materials prepared by the task force in response to the assessment.

IOGCC Fact Sheets

The regulation of hydraulic fracturing: an overview (2010)

Fact Sheet - The regulation of hydraulic fracturing: an overview, IOGCC Shale Gas Directors Task Force (2010). This easy-to-understand fact sheet, authored by the IOGCC Shale Gas Directors' Task Force, gives an overview of the regulatory processes governing hydraulic fracturing.

Community and the Environment (2010)

Fact Sheet - Community and the Environment, IOGCC Shale Gas Directors Task Force (2010). The potential impacts of Shale Gas Development on local communities and the environment and the regulatory safeguards in place.

Basin-Specific Fact Sheets (2010)

Fact Sheets - Barnett Shale, Haynesville Shale, Marcellus Shale, IOGCC Shale Gas Directors Task Force (2010). Download fact sheets about the Barnett Shale, the Haynesville Shale, and the Marcellus Shale.

Shale Gas Infrastructure (2010)

Fact Sheet - Shale Gas Infrastructure, IOGCC Shale Gas Directors Task Force (2010). Potential impacts of infrastructure and the regulations and safeguards in place.

Hydraulic Fracturing and Shale Gas (2010)

Fact Sheet - Hydraulic Fracturing and Shale Gas, IOGCC Shale Gas Directors Task Force (2010). Hydraulic fracturing is necessary for Shale Gas development and has been used in the U.S. since the 1940s. Hydraulic fracturing makes Shale Gas development economical.

Shale Gas in the U.S. (2010)

Fact Sheet - Shale Gas in the U.S., IOGCC Shale Gas Directors Task Force (2010). Shale Gas development creates new jobs and lowers emissions. The U.S. is the word's largest producer and consumer of natural gas.

Shale Gas: Creating American Jobs (2010)

Fact Sheet - Shale Gas: Creating American Jobs, IOGCC Shale Gas Directors Task Force (2010). The development of American Shale Gas creates thousands of jobs and boosts U.S. Energy Independence.

IOGCC Publications

Mature Region, Youthful Potential (2005)

Mature Region, Youthful Potential: Oil and Natural Gas Resources in the Appalachian and Illinois Basins (2005). This visionary report, published in March 2006 by the IOGCC Appalachian and Illinois Basin Directors in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy and National Energy Technology Laboratory, provides an assessment of the potential of the nation's "most drilled but least explored" basins and makes recommendations for rejuvenating the basins.