US President Barack Obama quickly cited the US oil and gas renaissance for helping the nation's economy recover in the last 5 years, and said in his fifth State of the Union address that natural gas will need to play an even bigger part in the future.
"One of the biggest factors in bringing more jobs back is our commitment to American energy," Obama said in his Jan. 28 address to Congress and the nation. "The all-of-the-above energy strategy I announced a few years ago is working, and today, America is closer to energy independence than we've been in decades."
Gas is one of the reasons why, he continued. "Businesses plan to invest almost $100 billion in new factor...