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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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‘American chemistry is back in the game,’ ACC’s Martha Moore tells Conference of Mayors

In a reversal from just a decade ago, the United States is once again a favorable destination for manufacturing investment, as the new economics of shale gas creates a competitive advantage for U.S. companies. “American chemistry is back in the game,” ACC’s Martha Moore told 280 of the nation’s mayors at a conference this week […]

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IHS report finds U.S. chemical industry jobs, output to multiply to 2025, thanks to shale gas

As a result of abundant, affordable shale gas, America’s chemical manufacturers enjoy a “profound and sustained” competitive advantage that will dramatically boost industry output and create almost 318,000 jobs by 2025, according to a new IHS report. The American Chemistry Council lauded the report’s findings that the U.S. chemical industry will be the “primary beneficiary” […]

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Shale gas lures armada of overseas chemical companies to U.S. shores

The prospect of a long-term supply of abundant and affordable natural gas from shale continues to attract foreign-based chemical manufacturers to American shores. In fact, of the total number of domestic and foreign companies that have announced investments in the U.S., roughly half are from overseas. Bloomberg has reported that Japanese companies Idemitsu Kosan Co. […]

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3 opportunities to transform New York’s energy future; shale gas is one of them

Political and business leaders met in Albany, NY on Tuesday to explore ways to “Transform New York’s Energy Future” through innovative energy efficiency technologies and diverse domestic energy resources such as energy recovery, and by leveraging abundant and affordable supplies of natural gas from shale to drive a manufacturing renaissance across the Empire State. New […]

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PwC report points to manufacturing renaissance led by American chemistry

Natural gas from shale could cut manufacturing costs for American industry by as much as $11.6 billion a year by 2025, while encouraging manufacturers to return home and start building and expanding factories, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Natural gas from shale has rightly been described as a “game-changer” for the chemical […]

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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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