A Houston opportunity
Our city and state should lead the way in showing the benefits of natural gas as fuel.
April 8, 2011, 8:24PM
The stars are coming into alignment for natural gas to fulfill its potential as one bulwark of a more forward looking and independence-minded American energy policy. Houston and Texas belong front and center as this effort develops and expands.
We identify specific opportunities for this city, not only in its leadership role as the global energy capital, but also as a model in implementing efforts to greatly expand the use of clean-burning gas in the nation's transportation sector. For the state, the benefits are largely self-evident: Texas has huge reserves of natural gas made more readily and economically accessible by hydraulic-fracturing technology.