Pa. is driving U.S. petrochemical, manufacturing renaissance

11/27/2012 | Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.), The

Pennsylvania is a "sweet spot" in the U.S. natural gas boom, with petrochemicals, manufacturing and energy independence all likely to be driven by the state's energy exploration, write Mike Krancer, Pennsylvania environmental chief, and Patrick Henderson, a state energy adviser. Reports suggest "the potential natural gas liquids recoverable from the Marcellus are proportionally higher than any other shale gas formation. This is terrific news for Pennsylvania, validating Royal Dutch Shell's announcement that it is exploring the construction of an ethane cracker facility in Beaver County," they write.

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