An energy boom is only as useful as its ability to transport the energy to the homes, businesses, and industries that need it for heating and other purposes. Will pipeline constraints and crowded US rails make for another winter heating season of too much cold, not enough fuel?
Car ownership costs go well beyond the sticker price. Data from Bankrate.com found that states in the Midwest rank among the cheapest places to own cars. The South and the Northeast, however? Not so much.