Approximately 98 percent of the natural gas we use in this country comes from right here in North America. Greater use of this clean, abundant, made-in-America energy source will create U.S. jobs and boost local economies, while advancing our national security and energy self-reliance.
Our nation is the world’s leading producer of clean natural gas. So why are we importing millions of barrels of oil each day from countries whose interests run counter to our own? It’s time we put our abundance of natural gas to greater use in power generation and transportation.
“The recent development of technology that enables the affordable development of significant shale gas reserves in the lower 48 states could fundamentally alter the U.S. energy system and play a larger role in helping to more rapidly and cost-effectively speed our reduction in oil use and enhance our national security.”
— John Podesta, Center for American Progress