Natural gas is so abundant that it can supply about 20% of the United States energy demand for the next 100 years before it runs out! (That is my translation of the recent meme being pushed by those new commercials about having a 100 year supply – at current rates of consumption.)
A friend just sent me a link to a trailer for a movie titled Haynesville that is all about the economic excitement and dislocations that are resulting from development of advanced methods of extraction of natural gas from tight shale formations like the Haynesville formation that is under a large chunk of the Southern United States. Here is that trailer:
Note: I turned off the auto-start setting. If you want to view the trailer, please click on the play arrow. Once you have seen the trailer, please think about the lengths that some people might go to if they recognize the competitive threat that new nuclear power plants pose for the development of a natural gas field that some claim contains $1.75 TRILLION dollars worth of gas – if the developers can find enough willing customers.