Stories

Ben Geman Jan 31
SaveSave story

The transformation of the U.S. energy landscape

Data: U.S. Energy Information Administration; Chart: Axios Visuals

The chart above is reconstructed from this new Energy Information Administration report on the rise of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling in the U.S. — the methods that have allowed production of huge oil and gas resources from shale formations.

Why it matters: The steep upward and downward slopes on that graphic show how the marriage of horizontal drilling and fracking have utterly remade the U.S. energy landscape.