Shale natural gas serves as a bridge to a low-carbon economy, but it’s still a fossil fuel that could contribute to climate risks, a U.N. report round. The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates the world total of technically recoverable shale gas reserves is enough to meet 60 year’s worth of total global consumption. About half of that total is in five countries, with the United States in the leadership position. U.S. President Donald Trump has put energy dominance at the top of a national security strategy. The United States became a net gas exporter last year. The super-cooled form of liquid gas, meanwhile, has the ability to increase U.S. leverage overseas by reaching markets typically fed by Russia. […]