U.S. economy is benefiting from shift to shale gas, expert says

03/29/2012 | Washington Post, The

Shale-derived natural gas is driving an "economic revolution" for the U.S., writes Fareed Zakaria. The benefits extend to the U.S. manufacturing sector, where chemical firms are realizing cost advantages from domestic production. "The rise of shale gas is shaping up to be the biggest shift in energy in generations. And its consequences -- economic and political -- are profoundly beneficial to the United States," Zakaria writes.

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