Thursday , 17 August 2017


Is the Abundance of Natural Gas the Answer to America's Energy Needs?

The shale revolution has come as a surprise to many, but natural gas is now so plentiful and cheap that it could be an energy game changer. This infographic explores natural gas, its properties, natural gas market dynamics, supply forecasts, demand, the shale revolution, and the switch from coal to natural gas.

So says an infographic from www.visualcapitalist.com which can be seen below by clicking on the box.

 

Natural Gas Infographic

*http://www.visualcapitalist.com/portfolio/natural-gas-north-americas-energy-future-hot-air

Other Infographics of Interest:

1. Shale Gas Info: What is Shale? What is Fracking? What Does Its Future Mean For America?

Natural gas has the potential to bridge the gap between the current oil dominated energy mix and sustainable renewables. It’s cheap, abundant, and the cleanest fossil fuel in the world. In fact, at today’s consumption rates, estimated US natural gas resources could be used to supply domestic electricity generation for 52 years.That being said, shale gas is trapped thousands of feet underground. How do we extract it and what does the process look like? The infographic below has all the details.

2. Fracking: Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know but Were Embarrassed to Ask

Marathon Oil has a great animation on the basics of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.” It explains how horizontal drilling works and explains the roles of water and sand. Take a look.

3. Here’s the Complete Picture Regarding Natural Gas

New gas technology such as hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and horizontal drilling have changed the complexion of natural gas in North America. This infographic explores natural gas, its properties, natural gas market dynamics, supply forecasts, demand, the shale revolution, and the switch from coal to natural gas. We also raise questions about methane leakage and hydraulic fracturing.

4. 10 Facts About Global Energy Sources & Consumption – You’ll Be Surprised

Coal, hydroelectric and oil are increasingly in high demand to meet the world’s growing appetite for power. In fact, global energy consumption grew 5.6 percent in 2010, the highest rate since 1973. Discover 10 other fascinating facts about worldwide consumption in this informative slide show.

5. Invest in Natural Gas – Here’s How

[Although] investing in natural gas is an incredibly popular and active sector of the commodity world given its robust growth predictions,…it tends to exhibit violent daily swings with high and liquid volumes. While this can lead to significant losses, for those who play their cards right, trading natural gas can make for a nice short term reward. [That being said,] for the more traditional “buy and hold” investor there are still a number of options that, [while they] may not directly invest in the commodity, offer significant exposure under a safer structure. [In this article I have identified 25 ways to invest in natural gas to help investors pick the correct security for their portfolio]. Words: 1800

6. Shale Oil Stocks Are On The Rise – Here’s Why

World oil demand is…expected to surpass 115 million barrels per day in 2025 from only 91 million barrels per day today yet production in many countries is either waning or being consumed by the producing country. [In this article I identify those countries whose production is in decline, 2 countries who have increased production thanks to unique sources and how to invest accordingly.] Words: 595

7. U.S. Has 3rd Largest Natural Gas Field in the World – Which Other Countries are Included in the Top 10?

Natural gas is increasingly becoming an important fuel in meeting the global energy needs. Let’s take a quick look at the largest natural gas fields in the world. Words: 300