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Growth in U.S. production of natural gas

Growing production of shale gas south of the border means the U.S. is a competitor for Canada

A decade ago the U.S. was producing less than 20 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) a year of natural gas. Now production has climbed to 28 Tcf, and the U.S. Energy Information Administration is projecting it could reach 38 Tcf by 2040. Growing U.S. natural gas supply means the U.S. is now competing against Canada for markets traditionally served by Canadian producers, including the mid-West U.S. and Eastern Canada.