Report: Shale gas most likely to aid manufacturing, including petrochemicals

01/10/2013 | Platts

The U.S. shale natural gas boom will help the manufacturing industry more notably than the goal of energy independence in the short to medium term, according to a report by FitchRatings. "The primary impact of shale gas will be lower costs for US industry and consumers and expanded capacity and profits for petrochemical companies and energy-intensive material producers," the report said.

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