Most of the American public probably hasn’t grasped the significance of unconventional oil and natural gas development. While remaining cautious about the potential volatility of commodity markets is wise, many see new energy development opportunities having a long-lasting impact on markets. NBC News recently provided a good overview of how the energy boom is beginning to ripple through the US economy. Without a boom in US energy production, which has far reaching impacts, we should wonder what shape the economy would be in today.