Understanding the size and diversity of U.S. natural gas reserves is a fundamental underpinning for evaluating U.S. production capability and thus the natural gas industry's ability to serve customers of all types. Extraordinary positive trends in U.S. natural gas production and proved reserves growth have existed in the United States for the past decade with the development of the shale gas revolution.
Awareness of the energy economy has steadily grown beyond the purview of business and public policy. Economic and environmental concerns have become increasingly important drivers of consumer decisions about energy. With this has come heightened attention to the potential for energy efficiency to moderate consumer cost increases, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance energy security. For natural gas utilities, investing in energy efficiency programs presents an opportunity to achieve these objectives and benefit the communities they serve.