March 2013

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: Shale gas possible catalyst for US export growth

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) recently released a report in which it stated that the US chemical manufacturing sector is one of the most important beneficiaries of the surplus of inexpensive na..

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) recently released a report in which it stated that the US chemical manufacturing sector is one of the most important beneficiaries of the surplus of inexpensive natural gas, helping to revive the US manufacturing segment. This has also allowed the US chemical sector to reassert a strong position in global export markets. According to the ACC, shale gas is a critical component of a comprehensive domestic energy plan that encourages the development of the entire portfolio of energy sources, including fossil fuels, renewables and energy efficiency. Access to vast new supplies of domestic shale gas, rich in the ethane needed for chemical production, is revit

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