Rising Natural Gas Prices and Real Economic Activity
- Kliesen, Kevin L. (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)
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- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Research Division
AbstractIn the aftermath of the disruptions caused by hurricanes Katrina and Rita, natural gas prices rose to record-high levels. Because natural gas is an important energy source for the United States economy, there was widespread concern that these high prices might cause a significant slowing in the economy-especially among those manufacturing industries that heavily consume natural gas. The analysis presented in this article suggests that output is responsive to natural gas prices in some manufacturing sectors. Although perhaps significant, this result must be balances against the findings that, when the analysis is extended to the macroeconomy (real gross domestic product growth), increases in crude oil prices significantly predict real gross domestic product growth, but natural gas prices do not.
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Kliesen, Kevin L.. Rising natural gas prices and real economic activity. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review.88, (6), 511-526.2006.
Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15