Chesapeake Energy announced that it will spend $1 billion over the next 10 years to boost gas demand. The investments will be substantially in the transportation sector.
Using more gas and less coal and less oil will reduce toxic pollution in the air, reduce carbon emissions, reduce soot. Using more gas should also reduce smog, but the industry must make sure that its nitrogen oxide emissions from gas production do not become a source of smog themselves.
Using more gas is also essential for the United States to stop importing about 12 million barrels of oil per day.