Dooley: Chemical industry's potential is linked to natural gas

12/6/2011 | WAJR-AM/FM (Morgantown-Clarksburg, W.Va.)

Natural gas is not only an important energy resource, but is also vital as feedstock for the chemical industry, said Cal Dooley, American Chemistry Council president and CEO, in this podcast. "We take natural gas, we break the molecules apart, it goes into becoming chemicals, plastics, composites, textiles -- just literally thousands of different materials," Dooley said. Ethane-related economic benefits are another huge opportunity that can be realized from Marcellus Shale natural gas, he added.

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