Fracking Opens Possibilities for Growth of US Natural Gas Exports

As anyone pulling into a gas station can attest, fracking has dramatically changed the American energy market. The development of new hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling technology allowed domestic producers to access deposits of oil previously thought to be unexploitable, increasing the supply of oil on the market, and helping to push prices down. What is less visible is the effect fracking has had on natural gas. With the development of the Marcellus Shale as well as fields in Arkansas, Texas, and other parts of the West, the U.S. leads the world in natural gas production.

Fracking Opens Possibilities for Growth of U.S. Natural Gas Exports

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