Natural gas could brighten America's energy future

It's plausible to argue that oil, the world's most important commodity, will contribute to another U.S. recession, as it did in 1973-74, 1979-80, and 2008-09. So you have to ask if there is another fossil-based energy source that can weaken, if not break, oil's grip on the U.S. economy? Natural gas has a chance, if the right factors line-up.

Natural gas: looking better all the time

There are objective events in the natural gas market that could substantially increase both the U.S.'s natural gas supply and use in the decade ahead. Here's the low-down: