energy market http://wrkf.org en U.S. Is The World's Largest Producer Of Natural Gas. Here's What That Means http://wrkf.org/post/us-worlds-largest-producer-natural-gas-heres-what-means Natural gas production in the U.S. is going through the roof. The U.S. now produces more natural gas than any country on Earth, <a href="http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=13251">according to a recent report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration</a>.<p><strong>This is largely due to fracking</strong>, the controversial method for using pressurized fluids to break up rocks to get at the natural gas below. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:06:00 +0000 editor 17595 at http://wrkf.org U.S. Is The World's Largest Producer Of Natural Gas. Here's What That Means The 1973 Arab Oil Embargo: The Old Rules No Longer Apply http://wrkf.org/post/1973-arab-oil-embargo-old-rules-no-longer-apply Forty years ago this week, the U.S. was hit by an oil shock that reverberates until this day.<p>Arab oil producers cut off exports to the U.S. to protest American military support for Israel in its 1973 war with Egypt and Syria. This brought soaring gas prices and long lines at filling stations, and it contributed to a major economic downturn in the U.S.<p>The embargo made the U.S. feel heavily dependent on Middle Eastern oil, which in turn led the U.S. to focus on instability in that region, which has since included multiple wars and other U.S. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 16:15:00 +0000 editor 17547 at http://wrkf.org The 1973 Arab Oil Embargo: The Old Rules No Longer Apply