But the gas glut doesn't mean that drillers are doomed, just that that the most valuable product coming out of wells, for the moment, isn't actually the gas itself.
Now, the real money is in the wet stuff. Drilling for gas pulls up a whole slew of liquid products--the most valuable of which is a little bit of crude oil, which can be converted to petroleum.
But there are others. Here are some of the main non-crude liquids that are profitable enough to float the natural gas industry.