(Financial Times) An unexpected fear haunts the land of the shale bonanza story: running low on natural gas.
Furnaces, utilities and power plants have guzzled trillions of cubic feet of the fuel as the U.S. slogs through what may be recorded as the coldest winter since the invention of gas futures in 1990.
Hedge funds are now betting the country will face a critical shortage before spring. The wager comes with long odds but a huge possible payout.
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