Appalachian Economy Sees Few Gains From Natural Gas Development, Report Says

More stagnation is predicted as gas production peaks and world demand drops.

Natural gas production in the Appalachian region of the United States has failed to produce promised increases in jobs and income since the fracking boom began there in the late 2000s, with economic stagnation likely to persist now that output of the fuel has passed its peak, according to a report issued on Tuesday.