We do have natural gas to spare. Lots of it. The shale play drilling is the cause of our rapidly approaching energy independence. The oil produced from the gas wells is reducing our need for imported oil. Unfortunately the low price of natural gas in the US caused by the massive over supply is making it less feasible to continue drilling. Drillers are concentrating on areas with wet gas to get the propane, butane, ethane and pentanes that accompany the methane for another revenue stream.
The solution is to build LNG facilities and start dumping that surplus gas in Europe thereby beggaring Russia. Putin will then be known as .... kaputin.
If I am not mistaken, two LNG terminals have, at long last, been permitted and are under construction.
Here you go:
I know. We flame so much NG from Bakken that you can see the light from outer space. I was being facetious.
And raise the cost of home heating and electricity for Americans.