Louisiana is particularly situated to benefit from the national boom in shale natural gas, with its manufacturing base potentially adding 35,000 permanent jobs, according to a report by the American Chemistry Council. "One-third of U.S. natural gas reserves are comprised of shale gas reserves almost impossible to extract just five years ago. Shale gas promises an industrial renaissance, here in Louisiana and in America," said ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley.

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