Natural Gas is Abundant
Several U.S. Department of Energy studies state that the United States has a nearly 100 year supply of natural gas.
With new technology and the discovery of many shale gas reservoirs, the United States' natural gas reserves are on the rise. Over the past several years, our natural gas reserves have increased by 35%. This is mainly driven by the numerous shale gas reservoirs currently being explored. The DOE prepared a report on shale gas and its development in the U.S. Click here to read their report: Modern Shale Gas Development in the United States: A Primer. In June of 2009, the Potential Gas Committee also reported an unprecedented increase in U.S. natural gas resources.
What others are saying...
Newt Gingrich "Oil and gas industry's inventiveness was creating millions of jobs and improving national security by making the nation less dependent on fuel imports from unstable regions of the world...More energy from America means less military involvement in the Middle East," Sept. 2013
Hillary Clinton "the U.S. in on track to surpass Russia in domestic oil-and-gas production...That’s good news... .What that means for viable manufacturing and industrialization in this country is enormous,” Oct. 2013
Using our own resources
The United States is a leading consumer of natural gas, accounting for 20-25% of total worldwide consumption. 86% of the natural gas we consume comes from the U.S. and about 13% comes from Canada. That means nearly 99% of the natural gas we consume comes from North America. As our nation works towards energy independence and our consumption of energy resources continues to grow, America's natural gas will play an important role in meeting those demands.