Can the U.S. Sustain Its Natural Gas Boom?

The U.S. is in the midst of a natural gas boom as advances in drilling technology have opened up previously unreachable reserves. The rapid expansion in gas production has been a boon for states sitting on top of the country's largest reserves, but environmental concerns have caused some states to impose regulations. If production increases as expected, U.S. natural gas could compete in international markets, where prices are typically much higher.

Published Feb. 20, 2013

Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

GRAPHIC: ALEX TRIBOU & DAVE MERRILL / BLOOMBERG VISUAL DATA