Infrastructure Upgrades Needed to Fuel Domestic Energy Boom

More pipeline infrastructure could move the United States closer to energy independence.

In this June 27, 2012 file photo, ships bringing oil drilling equipment to Alaska, left, pass through Seattle's Elliott Bay as a Washington State Ferry passes on its way into Seattle.

Ships bring oil drilling equipment to Alaska. The lack of infrastructure in the U.S. is leading some oil companies to ship products by rail, but experts say a pipeline is the most efficient way to transport oil and gas.

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