How America's Energy Advantage Relies on Natural Gas

America's Energy Advantage is an association of American manufacturers that are spearheading a push to keep it hard to export natural gas overseas. The group that includes Dow Chemical , Alcoa , and Nucor Steel believes that the abundance of energy available to domestic companies from the shale boom should be kept at home to ensure that this advantage persists for years to come.

In the video below, Fool.com contributor Doug Ehrman discusses in more detail why these manufactures believe natural gas exports should be limited, what some of their less obvious motivations might be, and how this may affect the political landscape.


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