Dow Chemical exec speaks to shale's boost to petrochemicals

11/18/2012 | National Public Radio

The U.S. petrochemical industry is one of the main benefactors of the availability of cheap natural gas as a feedstock, said Dow Chemical executive George Biltz. "Most of the plastics you touch every day, whether in your car or at home, your toothbrush, different coatings, fibers, the grip on your razor -- all of these things that are essentially synthetic plastics, that come out of the natural gas feedstock," he said.

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