Shale-driven chemical activity is fueling economic growth

Active and planned expansion in chemical manufacturing is also generating benefits for boutique chemical companies, the metals sector and other industries, according to multiple analyses. "This is a big part of a bigger story," says Bob McCutcheon, a lead contributor to a PricewaterhouseCooper study examining shale gas and U.S. manufacturing. "It is a major contributing factor to a competitive environment that could lead to a resurgence of manufacturing."

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