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Dow Chemical signals “resurgence” with new ethylene plant in Texas

The Dow Chemical Company has selected Freeport, TX for the site of a new $4 billion ethylene production complex that could employ many as 2,000 Americans and bring millions of dollars in new revenues to the state. In a news release, Dow Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Andrew N. Liveris said the new investment and […]

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USA Today: Job growth expected from abundant, affordable natural gas

“The nation’s fast-growing supply of cheap natural gas is setting off a manufacturing revival that’s expected to create hundreds of thousands of jobs as companies build or expand plants to take advantage of the low prices,” reported USA Today’s Paul Davidson on Wednesday. CNN and MSNBC also picked up the story, which quoted ACC President […]

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Shell moves a step closer to new U.S. ‘cracker’ plant

This week Shell Chemical signed a land option agreement with Horsehead Corporation that brings the company one step closer to building a petrochemical complex in the state of Pennsylvania. A rise in locally-produced ethane — a chemical derivative of natural gas that ACC member companies rely on to develop many of their products — would […]

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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: “Pennsylvania, Two Neighbors Vie to Procure Cracker”

“There’s a whirlwind of competition swirling among Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia for the chance to start a new generation of industry and manufacturing,” Timothy Puko wrote in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Sunday, referring to an opportunity to build a $3.2 billion petrochemical plant in one of the three states. The Shell “cracker” plant, used […]

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