Tag Archives: Shale Gas

“Natural gas is boosting the economy,” national business leader says

Virtually every day, it seems, more public officials, consultants, business leaders and economists agree that abundant and affordable supplies of natural gas are transforming America’s manufacturing sector, and the chemistry industry is a big part of why it’s making a comeback. Harry C. Alford, co-founder, president and CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, [...]

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When it comes to chemical manufacturing jobs, Ohio is having seconds

Bill Hagstrand, a senior consultant for NorTech, an Ohio-based economic development organization, is a vocal proponent of the benefits shale gas could bring to the Buckeye State’s manufacturing sector — beginning with American Chemistry. “Several industries up and down the shale supply chain are gearing up to take advantage” of abundant and affordable supplies of [...]

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More gas, more glory for U.S. chemical manufacturing

As more and more data gushers in about production of natural gas, the better the prospects become that these abundant and affordable supplies are not just a short-term benefit but a long-term bonanza for the United States — capable of fueling a manufacturing revival. The latest batch of good news comes from the Potential Gas [...]

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Affordable natural gas sparks global manufacturers’ investment in America

What do Austria’s Voestalpine, Egypt’s Orascom Construction Industries, Germany’s Wacker Chemie, Japan’s Idemitsu Kosan, Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics and South Africa’s Sasol have in common? According to Michael Birnbaum’s front page story in The Washington Post, the answer is each of these companies plans massive investments in the United States, whether it’s a $7 billion ethane [...]

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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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Marcellus to Manufacturing: Ethane fueling chemical industry in West Virginia

During a 2011 visit to the Mountain State, American Chemistry Council President and CEO Cal Dooley predicted “a golden age in chemical manufacturing in the United States,” with West Virginia sharing the bounty from affordable and abundant supplies of Marcellus shale gas. In an interview with the Charleston Daily Mail, Dooley reiterated his upbeat forecast: [...]

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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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To gauge the State of the Union, start with shale gas and American chemistry

In last year’s State of the Union address, President Obama seized the moment to connect the dots between abundant and affordable supplies of natural gas to manufacturing and jobs: Flash forward one year to the 2013 State of the Union. President Obama mentioned energy 18 times in his most recent address to the nation, with [...]

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