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Today, because of technological advancements including the combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, America has access to previously unreachable stores of natural gas.
The result? The United States has become the world’s leader in natural gas production with a 100-yr supply of safe, clean-burning natural gas. In fact, there is such an abundance that within the next 10 years, we are expected to become a net exporter of natural gas, which will not only will help the U.S. economy, but also our allies who want secure, reliable sources of energy.
Environmental Benefits of Natural Gas
Americans have always known that natural gas is a clean-burning source of energy. But, let’s take a look at some of the ways that it is helping address climate change:
Economic Benefits of Natural Gas
America’s abundance of natural gas is also driving economic benefits to American families, businesses and government agencies:
These economic and climate benefits can continue to grow with smart governmental policies that allow increased natural gas production and the construction of vital energy infrastructure for delivery.