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Task Force on Ensuring Stable Natural Gas Markets – Executive Summary

The full Task Force report describes in detail the evolution of the U.S. natural gas market over the last half century and the specific causes behind more recent episodes of price variability in this market. Several points from that discussion are worth highlighting as part of this summary because they provide the context and rationale for Task Force findings and recommendations:

  • Natural gas is one of America’s most important energy resources. Comparatively clean burning and less carbon intensive than oil or coal, it is used as a fuel in a wide variety of applications throughout the economy and as a chemical feedstock in the industrial sector. Until recently, however, U.S. supplies of natural gas were also perceived as relatively limited

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