Gas drilling in Chatham and Lee Counties will produce a sound future

By 2035, the US will have the opportunity to produce from energy sources within its boundaries. Shale oil and gas will be economically produced and an important part of energy security policy. Shale gas reserves can supply the country well into this century with little dependence on foreign sources. Local supply will be critical to North Carolina’s economic survival during this period. Shale gas drilling will make prices stable and low compared to areas where there is no drilling or supply.