International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The “Shale Gale”: What It Is and How It Will Reduce the U.S. Trade Deficit and Make Some American Companies More Competitive In World Markets.
Greg Gaston

Linear changes in the environment, based on observable trends, are obviously easier to anticipate than non-linear events. A non-linear change is taking place with respect to U.S. domestic energy production. This change, resulting from employment of a new technology for extraction of petroleum and natural gas, has the potential to dramatically reduce the U.S. Trade Deficit, increase domestic employment, and make American companies heavily dependent on energy or on hydrocarbons for raw material more competitive on the world stage. This is an information paper describing that change.

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