Despite our current natural gas boom, the midstream industry only built 367 miles of natural gas pipeline last year. That's the lowest total in 15 years, and it's got some investors worried about the future of natural gas production -- and prices. In this video, Fool.com contributor Aimee Duffy takes a look at what this reported figure really means, and how it fits into the greater context of our energy future.

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