they tell us

we're on the cusp of an oil & gas revolution.

But what if it's all just a short-term bubble?

The Reports

In February 2013, Post Carbon Institute and Energy Policy Forum released two ground-breaking reports that belie energy industry claims of U.S. energy independence as a result of newly accessible shale gas and shale (tight) oil. The report findings are based on an unprecedented analysis of over 60,000 U.S. shale oil and gas wells and an investigation of the role of Wall Street investment banks in the explosive growth of fracking for natural gas.