Tag Archives: Ohio

Chemical Alliance Zone: Ethylene could bring widespread benefits to struggling Appalachia region

“If we don’t have the ethane in the natural gas, there’s no chemical industry, if there’s no chemical industry, we don’t have manufacturing in the United States,” said Kevin DiGregorio, executive director of the Chemical Alliance Zone, in a recent interview with West Virginia’s State Journal. Ethylene is a valuable chemical that is used to […]

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Monday: Ohio Chemistry Technology Council president to testify on Ohio’s shale gas play

This coming Monday, Feb. 27 at 9 a.m., the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will hear testimony on “Natural Gas—America’s New Energy Opportunity: Creating Jobs, Energy and Community Growth.” Jack Pounds, president of the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council, will testify on the positive impact of natural gas from shale on Ohio’s chemical industry […]

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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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Shale gas bringing “several hundred thousand new manufacturing jobs” within reach, White House says

Industrial towns across America have struggled in the face of plant closures and outsourcing for years, but natural gas from shale deposits is helping to bring U.S. manufacturing into a new era of global competitiveness, according to a White House report making a splash in Washington last week. Released in conjunction with President Obama’s “Insourcing […]

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With jobs still top of mind in 2012, shale gas and the ‘creative class’ bring hope to struggling states

As we ring in the New Year and look towards the 2012 presidential election, it’s clear what issue remains top of mind: good American jobs. A “good job” today is one that averages 30+ hours per week and comes with a regular paycheck and benefits from an employer, according to Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO […]

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API’s Jack Gerard sees an ‘abundance of opportunity’ in American energy; how can chemistry help bring us there?

“When we look at all our domestic energy options – fossil fuels, nuclear energy, renewable and alternative energy sources such as biofuels – we see a nation with an abundance of opportunity for growth,” said American Petroleum Institute (API) president Jack Gerard in a speech Wednesday at the association’s second annual State of American Energy […]

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Shale gas gives local economies a holiday boost, generating revenue and putting people back to work

While shale gas is providing a sack of holiday goodies to some states this year, the Fall 2011 Fiscal Survey of States details the unfortunate plight faced by many others in light of the economy’s slow recovery. The new report, released by the National Governors Association (NGA) and the National Association of State Budget Officers […]

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New York Times columnist David Brooks calls shale gas a “blessing,” says it would be a crime to squander

In a compelling op-ed last Thursday, New York Times columnist David Brooks described how new, abundant supplies of shale gas have shaped the U.S. energy industry over the past 10 years, concluding that “it would be a crime if we squandered [the] blessing” shale gas provides to the U.S. economy. Brooks also noted the importance […]

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On Larry Kudlow radio show, Sen. Portman talks Ohio shale gas, stresses its importance to chemistry, creating jobs

On the Larry Kudlow Show on WABC Radio last Saturday, Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) talked about shale gas and how it can put people to work in Ohio. He noted how America’s chemistry industry uses natural gas and how development of Marcellus Shale resources can help ensure that chemistry jobs stay here in the United […]

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Charleston Daily Mail op-ed: “Cal Dooley: Shale gas can change W.Va.’s fortunes”

“Unlock the vast potential of the Marcellus Shale and West Virginians will see that a bright future has been lying just beneath their feet,” writes ACC President Cal Dooley in an op-ed in the Charleston Daily Mail this morning. ACC’s fact sheet for West Virginia shale gas paints a more detailed picture of what this […]

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