Been thinking about natural gas so much lately. It's such an interesting problem: what are we going to do with shale gas at various horizons. Domestically, we have a patchwork of legislation finding its way through various frameworks. CNBC reports that "natural gas is now being viewed as something of a panacea for much of what ails the world's largest economy — cheaper energy could make U.S. manufacturing globally competitive again".
There's also strong support from industry trade groups and politicians to have a investment mind-set about the uses of the resource. I think about the various ways that natural gas vehicles of all kinds will be provided more fueling points at existing gas stations. Those gas stations are ripe for capital investment upgrades.
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