Tag Archives: Natural Gas

In the zone: Appalachian region could become a major center of petrochemicals and plastics manufacturing

With its abundant energy resources and proximity to manufacturing markets, the Appalachian Region is poised to become a major center of petrochemical and plastics products manufacturing in the United States, similar to the Gulf Coast, according to a recent report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC). ACC’s report, The Potential Economic Benefits of an Appalachian […]

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National Academies of Science report reinforces the need to optimize research and development in catalysis technologies

In March 2016, the National Academies of Sciences (NAS) conducted a workshop to better understand how changes in the availability and use of natural gas and natural gas liquids resulting from the rise in U.S. shale gas production can motivate research investment in new catalysis technologies and processes. Catalysts are added substances that enable more […]

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Natural gas helps shape future of U.S. manufacturing

Natural gas continues to play a starring role in our nation’s energy story, revitalizing the chemistry industry and spurring manufacturing growth. Just yesterday, Royal Dutch Shell announced that Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC has taken the final investment decision to build a major petrochemical complex, comprising an ethylene cracker with polyethylene derivatives unit, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. […]

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American Chemistry: Touching our lives every day

How do you begin your morning? Many of you probably start by checking emails on your iPhone, or turning on your TV to catch up on the morning news. Maybe you get in your vehicle and drive to work, or hop on public transportation, such as a bus or subway. It should come as no […]

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The missing link: pipeline bill will speed delivery of energy to manufacturers

Legislation approved this week by the House Energy and Power Subcommittee will help get American energy from where it is produced to manufacturers who will use it to create jobs, the American Chemistry Council said in a July 10 statement urging swift passage by the House. ACC added: The Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act […]

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VIDEO: Chemistry and shale gas fueling a boom in the Buckeye State, Dooley says

Ohio is on the brink of an economic and manufacturing renaissance, powered by the growing production in natural gas from shale that is driving investment in the state’s chemical industry and industrial base, American Chemistry Council president and CEO Cal Dooley said in a March 29 address at the City Club of Cleveland. Dooley pointed […]

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From England, thumbs up for an American energy revolution

The Economist, Great Britain’s globally-respected analyst of political and economic trends, has given a sterling endorsement of the benefits of natural gas for the U.S economy, especially the chemical industry. The story’s bottom line: “Gas is the new gold,” and the shale gas and oil bonanza is transforming America’s energy outlook and boosting our country’s […]

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Yergin, other energy stars sing praises of shale gas during IHS CERAWeek

Energy mavens from around the world met in Houston last week for IHS CERAWeek, where the economic benefits of natural gas from shale to America’s manufacturing sector proved a popular topic yet again. America’s chemical manufacturers are especially rebounding from the economic decline, courtesy of abundant and affordable sources of natural gas from shale that […]

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State oversight of shale gas development is the right course, policymakers say

For America’s chemical manufacturers, the future is now. Front-page stories from the Financial Times to the Washington Post have trumpeted our country’s manufacturing renaissance, courtesy of chemistry’s ability to leverage abundant and affordable supplies of natural gas from shale to drive growth and create jobs. ACC has cautioned that the full potential of shale gas […]

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From Louisiana, a gumbo of good news about the manufacturing benefits of shale gas

Thanks to the state’s enormous supply of bountiful and inexpensive shale gas, a manufacturing renaissance is alive and well in Louisiana, according to a new study by Louisiana State University’s Center for Energy Studies. To date, some $62.3 billion in new capital investments in petrochemical and other manufacturing facilities have been announced in Louisiana over […]

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