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Is the US Overreliant on Shale Gas?
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  • Fat_Man

    Isn’t that the reason why we need more drilling in more places. I am looking at you, Andrew Cuomo, and at you, Jerry Brown.

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    In a word “NO” the US isn’t overly reliant on natural gas. This is just what happens when free markets are allowed to perform. If the government would just stop wasting taxpayer money subsidizing environmentalist boondoggles, we would see the “Feedback of Competition” forcing continuous improvements in Quality, Service, and Price across the entire energy industry instead of just fracking. The EPA and its rules are especially damaging twisting the energy market for political purposes and creating inefficient dislocations which a free market naturally avoids. The Energy Department should be abolished as it thinks its entire job is to stop the free market development of Energy, not a single new nuclear power plant has been built since Jimmy Carter created the unconstitutional Energy Dept. in 45 years.

  • ShadrachSmith

    Re: planning for tomorrow

    Elect a Republican and start drilling on government land 🙂

  • Boritz

    Drill in ANWR et. al. If our energy situation is soooooo dire, then ‘dire’ measures (like getting easy to reach oil out of the ground) are called for,

  • S Morris

    We don’t hear anymore about “peak oil,” and the Chicken Little’s have switched to focusing on running out of natural gas, which we have at least 100 years of supply — and that’s just counting what we’ve discovered onshore, and offshore. The whole premise of this “analysis” is flawed. What, we shouldn’t become over-reliant on a limitless domestic supply of clean natural gas? Perhaps we should go back to being over-reliant on gas from countries that export gas, and terrorism, to our shores?

  • Andrew Allison

    We’ve been “running out of oil in 10 years” for well over half a century but production is at all-time highs. Spare us the same fairy tale for natgas. And if all else fails, we have a 300 year supply of coal in the ground. Nuclear power is the optimal solution for electricity, but I fear that only the threat of switching back to coal will bring it to fruition.

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