A remarkable and unexpected surge in North America's production of oil and natural gas is reshaping domestic and global energy markets, dropping prices for gasoline, raising employment in the energy and manufacturing sectors, and prompting civic concerns about the risks to water, land, and communities.The continental fossil fuel boom also is directing more attention than ever before to the management, safety, and disruptive changes in the pipeline and rail transport systems that ship oil and gas to market. Oil and gas, in effect, need more ways to get to market. Energy companies are engaged in a continental campaign to fashion build infrastructure to match the new geography and the new supply.

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