The Booming Natural Gas Industry:
by: John A. Rupp and John W. Clark
Possible New Uses for an Energy Resource
The role of natural gas in the U.S. and globally is evolving rapidly. Dramatic upward revisions to the reserve base of gas are encouraging significant growth in both traditional and emerging gas markets and challenging the gas production, transportation, and distribution companies that serve those markets. The prospect for plentiful, low-cost, and domestically secure sources of this cleanest of fossil fuels is moving markets and changing energy policy around the world. Challenges presented by this dramatic growth are myriad, including environmental issues associated with the practices of exploration and development of the resource and policy issues over potential gas exports into the global market. A team of IU students analyzed the performance of one key leader in the gas industry and developed a series of thoughtful recommendations that could have broader application.
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