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The U.S. Natural-Gas Boom Will Transform the World

The Wall Street Journal -- Two summers ago, natural gas cost $4.50 per thousand cubic feet, which was less than half what it had cost two summers earlier. Today the price is under $2.50, as unconventional natural gas production has increased to 20% of domestic supply from 5% in 2008, with 40% anticipated by 2020.

Meanwhile, North Dakota's Bakken/Three Rivers field produces 600,000 barrels a day of unconventional oil—up from 250,000 barrels in 2010 and less than half that in 2008—making that state the second-largest U.S. oil producer. With such changes happening so fast, it's timely to consider their implications.

A United States hopelessly dependent on imported oil and natural gas is a thing of the past. Most energy experts now project that North America will have the capacity to be a net exporter of oil and


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 7:01:53 AM

LM1: can you explain your logic? Btw, the US exports not oil, but refined products, such as gasoline.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 6:59:23 AM

LEC: proves the point that some folks make here: ppl don't read past the headline (or just read the top one or two comments that others made).
LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 11:13:21 PM


Are some poster crazy? Complaining about the cost of NG? Maybe they didn't read the article.....LOL!
91Explorer
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 8:18:10 AM

what a positive change!
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:27:22 PM

Is this DOUBLE TALK????
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:18:35 PM

Seems too good to be true.
LanguageMan1
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:09:47 PM

"A United States hopelessly dependent on imported oil and natural gas is a thing of the past."

What a crock that is! We're shipping out more oil and that makes us more dependent on imported oil once again. I hate those liars.
jcpatriots
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:09:03 PM

Good.
HEBster
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:07:50 PM

Time'll tell
RichWLIN
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:07:26 PM

Sure hope so.
joel27nc
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:06:40 PM

We'll see.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:06:26 PM

Hope so ...
Jeff1944
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:06:24 PM

As in 2005-2006, natural gas was out of sight above $8.00. It is called supply and demand!
yakstar
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:06:23 PM

get 'r done!
SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 10:47:55 PM

One of the surest ways to lower the cost of gasoline products (as well as other consumer goods) would be to:

1) Abolish the Federal Reserve,
2) End the EPA,
3) Run our government as outlined in the Constitution.
Blue48
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 10:44:45 PM

WE SHALL SEE!
sydb7
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 10:28:59 PM

Why are my gas bills still high??
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 9:55:27 PM

Not with our current president.
DutchTreatMI
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 9:44:49 PM

Why hasn't more been done to use more natural gas?
VernonOR
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 9:41:26 PM

So why is my bill so high?
moco0697
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 9:33:10 PM

ok
farn1958
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 9:29:44 PM

ok.
gmcgas
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 9:28:30 PM

we'll see.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 9:23:51 PM

we need to take steps to keep our resources
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 9:23:34 PM

Good deal.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 9:22:26 PM

The boom will transform this country more then the world. The middle east will be forgotten again.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 9:19:39 PM

Good news.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 9:17:06 PM

Time will tell.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 9:16:06 PM

I hate reading an article that you have to subscribe to, to continue reading.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 9:15:53 PM

why is the price so high then
jetlagAK
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 9:13:19 PM

Progress in spite of the o-team.
No more hype and chains!
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 9:13:16 PM

We will see...
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 9:11:53 PM

Texas Tea
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 9:11:40 PM

OKAY I GUESS
MacDad614
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 9:11:35 PM

And natural gas prices are on their way up as GREED strikes that industry.

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Evidently, the OP has a subscription to WSJ, ezone in Florida. The rest of your comment shows your ignorance.

[Edited by: MacDad614 at 8/15/2012 10:15:17 PM EST]
TxMtb
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 9:10:22 PM

They will find a way to knock them down.
ericbcire
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 9:09:15 PM

Time will tell.
toadNY
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 9:08:26 PM

Not under obamas watch.
Jeeputtputt
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 9:08:10 PM

The wife says my natural gas has increased also (age?),but I can't get a dime for it.....
tdmedan
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 9:07:12 PM

oh
suzmar
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 9:03:00 PM

This article is talking about natural gas, prices are not too high for gas as opposed to gasoline. Some readers seem to confuse the two, they are not interchangeable.
phinsup67
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 9:02:35 PM

Ok
5kvdave
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 9:01:49 PM

THE RICHEST EXPORTER W/ THE MOST EXPENSIVE PRODUCT PASSED ON TO YOU & ME!!!!!
DavoIL
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 9:01:34 PM

but prices will never go down much
ezone
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 9:01:07 PM

Don't know where the rest of the article is. Not to worry. We will continue to import oil at least until a few years after Obozo is just an unpleasant memory.
VanIsleLes
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 8:59:43 PM

Good
hammer219115
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Nice!
mobil1MN
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 8:56:50 PM

ok
ricebike
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 8:56:20 PM

and yet gas prices are still too high...
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 8:53:30 PM

ok
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ok
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