PARIS, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Supplies of natural gas could last more than 250 years if Asian and European economies follow the U.S. unconventional reserves, the IEA said.
The abundance of shale gas and other forms of so-called unconventional gas discovered in the United States prompted a global rush to explore for the new resource.
The International Energy Agency said Australia is taking the lead in the push toward unconventional gas, though China, India and Indonesia are close behind. European companies are taking preliminary steps to unlock unconventional gas as are other regions.
"Production of 'unconventional' gas in the U.S. has rocketed in the past few years, going beyond even the most optimistic forecasts," said Anne-Sophie Corbeau, a gas analyst at the IEA.
You've all seen the city buses that have been modified to run on Natural Gas, right? 1950s technology, and all that.
[snark] Weird how the Left sees itself as the Defender Of Science, except when Science gets in the way of their progressive policy preferences. [/snark]
In other breaking news from the Environmentalists, we'll all be dead from famine by 1990, except for those who subsist by eating babies.
Hat Tip: The Global Warming Policy Foundation, via Watts Up With That.