US oil and gas boom benefits consumers: ABQ Journal

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Nov 24, 2013
 
By Kevin Robinson-Avila / Journal Staff Writer | Sun, Nov 17, 2013

After years of steadily rising prices,“low-cost fuel” may seem like an oxymoron.

But thanks to a steady surge in domestic oil and gas production, energy experts say consumers could enjoy inexpensive gasoline and natural gas for years to come.

MAP MASTER“The outlook is for a low-cost energy economy in the U.S.,” said Daniel Fine, associate director of the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy, which is run by the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro.“This is a long-term trend, not an isolated event, and it’s something almost revolutionary.”

The country’s newfound oil and gas boom, made possible by modern drilling technologies, has helped keep gasoline prices well below the $4-per-gallon peaks that consumers faced just a few years ago. It’s also driven home-heating bills to record lows since 2009.

Now, with production still climbing fast, Fine and others say natural-gas prices will remain moderately low for another five to 10 years at least. And gasoline prices likely will continue to fall into 2014, before stabilizing at somewhere above $2 per gallon for the foreseeable future.

“I believe gasoline will reach $2.35 a gallon or less quite soon, within a year at most,” Fine said.

Gregg Laskoski, a senior policy analyst with the online price-tracking service Gas Buddy, agreed.

“That may seem shocking, but it’s not as outlandish as it sounds,” he said.“The potential is certainly there.” For more of the article use this link--> http://www.abqjournal.com/302397/biz/oil-gas-...
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Nov 27, 2013
 
No thanks to Obama, who now wants to take credit for the drilling boom even though he has tried his best to undermine said efforts just as he has all viable aspects of the American economy.

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Nov 28, 2013
 
Yeah, don't let all that dead wildlife, on the edge of the stream confuse you....Fracking is for the good of everyone....
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They need to hurry so they cal sell it all to China.

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