At Houston’s Process Manufacturing Corp., they use a whole lot of electricity making the drilling hardware that helps find America’s natural gas.

Turns out the success of these Houston-built rigs and thousands like them are helping drastically lower the cost of power here and just about everywhere else. That’s because the growing surplus of natural gas has driven the price to a new 10-year low: great news in a state that gets half its electricity from generators run on this now bountiful fossil fuel.

“We have the cheapest natural gas in the world in our country,” exclaimed longtime Houston Congressman Gene Green.

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