Tag Archives: Shale

President promotes exports in the Big Easy, a boomtown for chemical shipments

President Obama chose perhaps the perfect venue to deliver recent remarks focused on growing the U.S. economy by increasing exports. As the president said of the Port of New Orleans: In New Orleans, exports are growing at one of the fastest rates in the nation, powered in part by a shale gas boom that has [...]

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W.Va. and Pa. pipeline projects a blueprint for continued natural gas development

In the last year, northern West Virginia and southern Pennsylvania have witnessed an expansion in natural gas production capacity with the launching of new pipeline projects, a trend that must continue if American manufacturing is to sustain its leading role in the economy. According to the Charleston Daily Mail, in July and September of last [...]

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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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“Man of Steel” in 2013? Think industry of steel – bigger, stronger, better than ever

In 2012, the shale gas revolution was credited for revitalizing the chemical industry and sparking talks about domestic energy security, according to a recent Bloomberg news report. The House Energy and Commerce Committee agreed with this rosy assessment in a recent blog post: In 2013, it’s the steel industry’s turn to emerge as the next [...]

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Happy New Year: Shale gas revolution propels chemical industry in 2012

2012 proved to be an outstanding year for the U.S. business of chemistry, which seized the competitive price advantages of natural gas from shale and announced more than $40 billion in U.S. chemical manufacturing investment projects. Insourcing, at least in the chemical industry, has replaced outsourcing. Late in the year, The Washington Post and the [...]

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No apparent political divide on the benefits of shale gas

Bipartisanship on domestic policy issues materializes about as often as a snow man in Washington, D.C.  But across the political spectrum and around the country, endorsements for shale gas as a driver for manufacturing growth are popping up like Christmas trees. From Gene Sperling… Start with Gene Sperling, the Obama administration’s point man on economics [...]

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Help wanted! The natural gas revival creates demand for skilled workers

Millions of Americans are looking for work in these difficult economic times, so news of a labor shortage might come off as a bit of a paradox. But that’s the reality for parts of America’s robust manufacturing sector, where the shale gas boom has created huge demand for workers, but, in some cases, not enough [...]

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