Valence investment banking analyst Anton Ticktin could be called an advocate of supply-chain economics. He credits abundant, affordable supplies of natural gas from shale for the resurrection of the $2.5 trillion chemical industry, giving U.S. chemical companies an enormous competitive edge in the global economy.
Having observed the benefits of low-cost chemical feedstocks such as ethane and propane ripple through the manufacturing sector, Ticktin recently told Forbes that "chemicals go into everything, they are part of the first step into the creation of so many different products" that drive the growth of other industries and sectors.
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