How Federal Policies, Industry Shifts Created A Natural Gas Crunch

Number 17023
Subject Utilities
Source Wall Street Journal (New York)
State New York
Year 2001
Publication Date January 1
Summary The Journal reports that federal efforts to promote clean air have fed a surge in demand for natural gas, but the shape of the domestic oil and gas industry have sharply curtailed U.S. oil and gas exploration, bringing little new gas into the pipeline. The story reveals that as production lags, gas consumption, fueled by gas-fired power plants and a hot economy, is climbing fast. Imports are struggling to fill the gap.
Category General
Pages 3
Keywords natural gas;fuel;oil prices;futures
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