U.S. to become a net exporter of natgas by 2017: EIA

April 14, 2015 7:48 PM

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U.S. to become a net exporter of natgas by 2017: EIA

(Reuters) - The United States will transition from a net importer of natural gas to a net exporter of the fuel by 2017 as the nation's shale gas production continues to grow, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said on Tuesday in its Annual Energy Outlook.

In its 2014 outlook, the EIA forecast the U.S. would become a net exporter of gas before 2020.

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