They have the market flooded with too much fracked gas
and oil from North Dakota, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Pennsylvania
and last but not least from Canada
They have been shutting down wells and laying drillers and
laborers off and many of these companies have gone belly
up due to the oversupply of gas and the same companies
buying new drilling equipment and not being able to use it
as the supply of gas has overcome any obstacle to
transporting it locally by setting new gas collecting pipelines
from the gas fields to the other major pipelines.
Some drill operators are making money selling gas and they
are still drilling and capping wells on a bet and hunch/speculating that things
will expand even more so there will be that much more gas entering
the market place using the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in one example.
They will have a problem if a major disaster struck i.e., the New Mad Rid Fault
(yes its actually pronounced that way) breaks and creates as much or more
damage as the last time it let go creating conditions where the Mississippi River
ran backwards for a time and many other things happened like falling brick steeples
and church bells ringing from the P waves created by the earths movement.
If the major pipelines rupture that will create financial shock waves let alone
gas fires in the Midwest and along the East Coast.
I am done scaring myself for now.