US tops world's natural gas production

Technological advances lead to huge surge in domestic output of energy source, making country world's leading producer.

    Over the past few decades, the US has been increasingly dependent on imports to meet its growing hunger for energy. But technological advancements have now led to a huge surge in domestic output - and the US is now the world's largest natural-gas producer.

    The impact of this development is being felt across the globe. Al Jazeera's Tom Ackerman reports from Texas.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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