Low North American natural gas prices: a global oddity that brings a massive but impermanent competitive advantage

There are other reasons for why the US is on the cusp of one of the biggest industrial revivals ever seen but this is a big one. Companies invest in America as they see lasting low prices for energy. That is not something that can confidently be assumed about much of the rest of the world. But it’s also its own market which most gas exporters are not and it has an innovative free-wheeling entrepreneurial culture. If SpaceX and its Starship become operational, North America will be the focal point of anything that’s more interesting than watching paint dry. 

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