IHS Inc. released a study October 23 predicting that unconventional oil and natural gas production will be a key economic driver and job creator over the next two decades, adding three million jobs and $2.5 trillion in government revenue. The study, America’s New Energy Future: The Unconventional Oil and Gas Revolution and the U.S. Economy, predicts that the industry will invest more than $5 trillion in capital spending through 2035 to develop the resources, mostly in the shale basins that have become economical in the last decade due to technology advancements like horizontal drilling and fracking.