27 Jan '12, 9pm

Fact-Checking Obama: Is There Really '100 Years' Worth of Natural Gas in the US?

Earlier this week in his State of the Union Address , Obama announced his intention to accelerate domestic natural gas production. As part of his pitch, he claimed that there's enough natural gas buried in the United States to "last 100 years", and that a booming natural gas industry would lead to hundreds of thousands of American jobs. Here's the snippet: We have a supply of natural gas that can last America nearly one hundred years, and my Administration will take every possible action to safely develop this energy. Experts believe this will support more than 600,000 jobs by the end of the decade. The president then took to the road with the pitch, which is part of his effort to sell the nation on a GOP-esque "all of the above" energy strategy.A lot of folks have heard these numbers before; especially the "100 years of gas" meme. Industry-wide job growth forecasts are de...

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