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Seeking image boost, natural gas industry turns to Harbert

Former head of U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s energy advocacy arm says sector has great story to tell, particularly on climate


March 13, 2020
By Walt Williams

The “shale revolution” is not the type of event that gets mentioned in history textbooks, but it is one that American Gas Association CEO Karen Harbert believes more people should know about.

The term refers to the boom in natural gas production that started in the first decade of the century with the use of new technologies for extracting oil and gas from shale rock. The result was a surge in domestic natural gas production, with the fossil fuel accounting for nearly a third of all energy consumed in the country in 2018, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration. To put it in perspective, natural gas provides as much energy as coal, nuclear and renewables combined.