Keep It In The Ground

Challenges of Decarbonizing the U.S. Natural Gas Industry

Keep It In The Ground

I believe most US natural gas industry executives largely discount decarbonization of natural gas since the U.S. withdrew from the Paris Agreement. Given the pace if shale gas, LNG export and infrastructure investments, some executives might believe a future without natural gas is unrealistic. Despite natural gas' superior qualities, it might be risky to think the fuel has gotten a pass for replacing coal in power plants. There are many federal, state and local officials who think otherwise. They simply don't see natural gas as part of the energy future. If the US natural gas industry ignores the signs discussed in this paper, it could find itself challenged by the same forces as the coal industry. Read more.