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The revolution in energy production brought about by the rapid growth of unconventional gas and oil development in the United States has generated widespread economic benefits.

The result has been increased economic prosperity, a revitalized manufacturing sector, improvement of millions of lives through direct and indirect employment and lower energy costs, new sources of government revenues, and strengthened energy security for the nation.

Other benefits exist which cannot be measured with hard numbers. For example, the industry’s support for millions of jobs enables workers to have better access to health care for themselves and their families. Similarly, new or renewed economic vitality in a location or region can reduce the societal risks associated with economic distress.