Dooley: 200,000 jobs possible from 30 potential U.S. chemical sites

03/27/2012 | USA Today

Royal Dutch Shell's proposed ethane cracker in Pennsylvania is only one of about 30 chemical facilities planned for the U.S. in the next few years, which could lead to 200,000 jobs, said American Chemistry Council President and CEO Cal Dooley. Among such projects are Dow Chemical's two Gulf Coast-area plants. "The affordability of U.S. natural gas allowed us to choose to build these assets near home," said Dow executive Brian Ames.

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