Natural gas spurs construction projects in Texas

11/15/2012 | San Antonio Express-News

Chemical plants in Texas are progressing on $15 billion worth of expansions, and the projects will create an estimated 25,000 jobs, mostly in construction, according to Hector Rivero, CEO of the Texas Chemical Council. The plant expansions are designed to help chemical companies keep pace with the surge in natural gas recovered from shale gas reserves. Major projects in the state include Dow Chemical's ethylene cracker and propylene plants at its Freeport complex and Chevron Phillips' 1-hexene plant in Baytown.

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