The United States became a net exporter of natural gas

США стали чистым экспортером природного газа

By 2020, the country will be the third in the world in the export of liquefied natural gas after Australia and Qatar.

The volume of natural gas exports from the United States for the first time in nearly 60 years exceeded its imports, The Wall Street Journal writes, citing data from the American research company S&P Global Platts.

This month, the United States exported an average of 210 million cubic meters of natural gas per day and imported about 198 million cubic meters.

In 2010, exports to USA increased by 50%. Citygroup is estimated that by 2020 exports of LNG will make up a fifth of the annual consumption of this energy source in the world.

The U.S. Department of energy predict that by the time the country will become the third largest exporter of liquefied natural gas in the world after Australia and Qatar.

As reported Корреспондент.netin November of this year in the us state of Texas have discovered the largest Deposit of oil shale Wolfcamp. The field has estimated reserves of 20 billion barrels of oil, 0.4 trillion cubic meters of natural gas and 1.6 billion barrels of gas condensate.