Economist Explains Why Exports will Stabilize U.S. Natural Gas Prices

The WSJ editorial by Thomas Tunstall, research director at the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Institute for Economic Development, is worth reading.

Supply and demand swings have played havoc with U.S. natural gas prices in the the last decade. Opening up the export market will allow U.S. producers to be more secure in knowing that there will be a market for their production and justify additional development efforts. Stabilizing the supply will reduce shocks and should stabilize prices without huge increases in costs for consumers.

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