U.S. Energy Boom: What it Means for the World, the United States, & Investors

  • Posted on: 9 December 2015
  • By: admin

The following is an excerpt from our recent research piece "U.S. Energy Boom:  What it Means for the World, the United States & Investors."  The full report can be found here:  www.pathlightinvestors.com/us-energy-boom-what-it-means-world-united-states-investors

Most people I speak with are aware that the United States is undergoing some sort of energy boom.  They seem to have heard that previously inaccessible treasure troves of trapped natural gas can now be accessed through technological feats with few rivals.  Most people don’t seem to know however, that it’s not just about natural gas.  In fact, the U.S. is now drills more for oil than gas.

How this oil and gas is being extracted is lesser known and the economic opportunities it presents, not just for the energy sector, but for manufacturing, U.S. exports, and job creation are not well understood either.  Seemingly better known are the environmental risks which I will stay neutral on, rather only highlight a few issues presented by those on both sides of the argument.  Nonetheless, this global energy revolution has the potential to alter our way of life, which is why we at Pathlight wish to provide an elementary education on this exciting topic.