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From importer to exporter, U.S. chemical industry poised for international boom

The U.S. chemical industry foresees an enormous increase in exports as a result of the competitive advantage delivered by the shale gas boom and, according to the Financial Times, in stark contrast with Asian and European competitors. The London-based newspaper added: The shale gas revolution has produced a surge in the production of inexpensive natural […]

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Promise of affordable shale gas lures another foreign manufacturer to U.S. shores

You might say the good news about overseas investment in U.S.-based chemical plants accumulates faster than a December snowfall — and you’d be right. In the latest development, Asia’s largest chemical producer, Formosa Plastics Group, is seeking a $2 billion expansion of its Texas operations, as cheaper natural gas prices make production in America more […]

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ACC, LA Chamber co-host panel discussion on potential to recover energy from California’s waste

If you’re following the growing interest in technologies that convert waste into various forms of energy and fuels, you’ll be interested to know that on November 15, ACC and the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce hosted a panel discussion on the economic and environmental benefits of energy recovery. More than 80 business and civic leaders […]

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House legislation to expedite ‘architecture of abundance’ built on shale gas

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed two bills to ensure Americans retain access to sustainable supplies of affordable and reliable natural gas that have sparked a manufacturing revival while creating tens of thousands of jobs. As House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton put it in an op-ed in July: So, here we […]

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Shale gas multiplier: Benefits abound for plastics makers

The plastics industry will harvest an abundance of economic advantages from robust and inexpensive supplies of shale gas, including a reduced dependence on foreign energy and a manufacturing resurgence in the United States. These were just several of the upbeat messages from speakers at the inaugural SPI/IHS Global Plastics Summit recently held in Chicago. “One […]

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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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In the ‘Land of Lincoln,’ shale gas portends a chemical industry growth spurt [VIDEO]

Mark Biel, executive director of the Chemical Industry Council of Illinois, exudes optimism, thanks to robust supplies of affordable natural gas. “This is the most exciting time to be in the chemical industry in Illinois or the United States that I have seen in the last 20 years and maybe the last 50,” Biel said […]

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In Europe, hurrahs and hand-wringing over America’s shale gas advantage

Abundant, affordable, American supplies of natural gas from shale have transformed the nation’s economic landscape, driving investment, producing jobs, creating a manufacturing renaissance and increasing household incomes by $1,200 a year (and possibly up to $3,500 by 2025). Across the pond, European thought leaders and corporate executives are deciphering what America’s shale boom means, its impact […]

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New video highlights growing interest in technologies that transform waste into energy

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has released a new video that provides a quick overview and some compelling statistics about the benefits of recovering energy from waste. “Don’t Trash Our Energy” explains that energy recovery is happening right now in 86 facilities in 25 states across the U.S. and that emerging technologies in this area […]

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More signs of chemical industry growth from an abundance of natural gas and oil

It is a truth becoming universally acknowledged, that surging shale gas and oil production is generating jobs and driving growth. A PwC energy expert is the latest to punctuate the point. Andrew Lyon, a principal in PwC’s National Economics and Statistics group, hailed the doubling of direct jobs tied to oil and shale gas extraction […]

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