Natural gas is a strategic asset for the United States. Abundant energy sources like natural gas benefit American national security by making us less dependent on foreign sources of energy.
Less than 20 years ago, the United States was facing a shortage of natural gas. The costs of home heating and electricity were projected to skyrocket unless we built massive new import facilities to allow us to buy more natural gas from abroad. Thankfully, American innovation unlocked a 100+ year supply of natural gas under our own feet, making us the world’s largest producer of natural gas – and more energy secure than we have been in generations.
American-produced natural gas is providing stability around the world. Today, rather than being relying on imports from unstable parts of the world, we use our homegrown energy to meet our domestic needs. In addition, we now can export natural gas, giving our allies around the world access to energy produced with strict environmental standards and acting as a counter to nations who use their energy resources as a weapon.
Natural gas provides a natural security advantage.