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t75143
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 3:32:46 PM

Getting U.S. natural gas into foreign markets will be good business while prices remain low. However, as more gas goes overseas and is used in additional ways domestically, prices could start to rise. That would be great news for coal miner Peabody, which would likely see increased coal use, and it would help out drillers who would earn more. But what would higher prices do to the domestic economy and natural gas adoption?

For example, Clean Energy's efforts to get fleet vehicles switched to natural gas could slow if the cost benefit diminishes. And those that have already made the switch, like electric utilities and trash haulers, would see costs increase—extra expenses that would eventually get passed on to customers. That's clearly not good. Environmentally, if more coal is burned and
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oldmack
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2013 3:06:26 AM

ok
NedW
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2013 2:43:29 AM

Thank you for submitting this article, t75143.
teafortwo
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 4:10:22 PM


Follow the money.

It is all about the money with this bunch.
streetdesign
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 2:19:20 PM

I agree that the U.S. consumers are the ones that will suffer with higher prices because of supply shortage due to exporting. Not what we want here.
dr047
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 10:44:20 AM


Not while increasing our gas heating rates.
EnviroChemist
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 8:47:38 AM

In my opinion no, we should not be exporting natural gas.
amerk73
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 7:56:27 AM

i don't know
2b0b
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 3:41:04 AM

I am for exporting our excess natural gas especially if it reduces flaring or reinjection of the gas.
jrschl
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 12:56:31 AM

Why supply the world when we need it here? Oh yeah that's right to make the execs and stockholders more money than rational lot possible.
Rich1430
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 12:46:03 AM

No.
dudleydog
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 12:00:52 AM

no and yes, unfortunately
bklynse
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 11:00:17 PM

As part of a market driven economy... Of course!
kag2010
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 9:15:09 PM


Yes no doubt about it!!!!
SigIslander
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 8:15:02 PM

"as more gas goes overseas and is used in additional ways domestically, prices could start to rise"

or, more could be produced and prices could fall

you pick :p
gbs1
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 8:13:33 PM

There is good and bad with everything, this included.
agrico
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 7:19:41 PM

once you get it on the water it will go to the highest bidder - its call free market
JOHNJOEYJOE
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 6:59:30 PM

This is another one of those advertisements for commodity speculators. Nothing in this article you can sink your teeth into unless you speculate in commodities.
ScottTee
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 6:50:09 PM

Still not sure how I feel about this one
ktbaeohana
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 6:28:22 PM

watch and see.
TomT2Lee
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 6:26:20 PM

It is a good thing. The more government regulation and BS added, the worse things get.
Night Owl
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 6:11:21 PM

This will just increase prices domestically.
bojiway1
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 5:54:08 PM

Ok
Amplion
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 5:26:35 PM

Natural Gas is NEVER a good thing !!!!!!!!!
WestDriver
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 5:21:54 PM

How about a few more chemical plants to make more with the gas?
BUSMAN1105
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 5:20:36 PM

NO WE NEED IT HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
humblepie
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 3:56:56 PM

my home heating bill is too high already ....................
madison8359
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 3:52:13 PM

Sounds like it when not be good for consumers here.
drz614
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 3:50:28 PM

they are not
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 3:44:21 PM

Yes no doubt about it
gizbo123
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 3:35:59 PM

Of course price will rise. Our gov couldn't stand it if we have low prices. Keep us poor so we will bow to the state.
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