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Poll: Four Out Of Ten Oppose Natural Gas Exports; Support For Fracing Slips

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By Darren Barbee, Hart Energy
April 30, 2013

As the natural gas industry invests billions of dollars for planned export facilities, a UT Energy Poll shows many Americans oppose shipping such resources to other countries.

A March poll by the University of Texas at Austin found 39% of respondents think natural gas should stay at home, while 28% support exports.

Hydraulic fracturing also remains a contentious matter, with opinion sharply divided. But the degree to which respondents understand the decades-old technology drives opinion on natural gas exports. The survey found that 37% of participants familiar with hydraulic fracturing ...

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