The U.S. Natural Gas Market: Lessons for a Global Market

The U.S. Natural Gas Market: Lessons for a Global Market

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Yacobucci will interview 2020 Kluge Staff Fellow, Michael Ratner, on his project, "The U.S. Natural Gas Market: Lessons for a Global Market." Time will be saved for a question and answer session from members of the audience after the interview concludes. Michael's research at the Kluge Center focused on how, since the advent of shale gas, the United States has become the world's largest producer and consumer of natural gas, as well as the fastest growing exporter. This is a tremendous turnaround from the beginning of the 21st Century, when the United States was a growing importer of natural gas. How these changes occurred is a story of market competition, technological innovation, and other factors that go back to the 1970s and 1980s. Understanding how the United States reversed its situation is essential to better understand the changes the world is currently undergoing when it comes to natural gas and energy sources more broadly.

For transcript and more information, visit https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-10109