There are several lingering misconceptions about the oil and natural gas industry, such as the idea that all of the profits go to Big Oil, this article says. Others include the idea that oil jobs are limited to a few towns and that energy is a dirty business, Mark Mills writes. However, the American Chemistry Council "has mapped out over $100 billion in investments in manufacturing plants scheduled to come on line in a few years. These plants will generate more than 600,000 jobs immune to outsourcing," he notes.

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