“Shale gas has the potential to materially improve the economic lot of every citizen of the U.S.”

That sentence begins the concluding chapter of Vikram Rao’s recent book, Shale Gas: The Promise and the Peril. Rao, executive director of the Research Triangle Energy Consortium, discussed key themes from his book during a presentation today to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. In the video clip below, Rao discusses one of the most surprising potential benefits tied to shale gas exploration.

2:30 p.m. update: Click play below to watch the full 47:28 event.

You’ll find other John Locke Foundation video presentations here.