The shale gas boom is creating jobs and saving money for U.S. manufacturers.
We hear a lot about dry natural gas used to fuel electric generators. But we hear less about wet natural gas, or so-called natural gas liquids that are the underpinnings of everyday consumer products. Both are building a new American economy.
The U.S. steel and chemical industries are among those benefiting from natural gas production.
The shale gas boom isn’t just for drillers and power generators. It’s also for manufacturers and chemical makers, which now have access to an inexpensive and abundant fuel to use as both power and a feedstock.
Portfolio theory points to energy efficiency as invaluable in resource planning.
Overlooked in planning, and undervalued by today’s low natural gas prices, energy efficiency offers a valuable hedge against fuel price volatility.