CrowdSourced: How will cheaper natural gas affect business and the economy?

What will more abundant natural gas mean for business and the economy? (Photo by Matthew Staver/Bloomberg)
What will more abundant natural gas mean for business and the economy? (Photo by Matthew Staver/Bloomberg)

After last month's experiment, we're back with another Wonkblog CrowdSourced. We'll keep the subject on energy for our second go at it.

Domestic natural gas supplies are on the rise, and prices are falling. With advances in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracking, it appears likely that these trends will continue for some years to come. So we want to hear how you envision this phenomenon affecting U.S. business and the overall economy. What industries are likely to be transformed, for good or ill. What types of jobs will be created, and what sectors will find themselves under new pressure?

Leave your comment here, or read others' comments and upvote those you find most persuasive or compelling.

business

wonkblog

Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Comments
Show Comments
Most Read Business

business

wonkblog

Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Next Story
Timothy B. Lee · July 17, 2013

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.