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Dow CEO: Natural Gas Boom to Revitalize U.S. Economy; Dow Cracker Location to Be Revealed Next Month

3:27 AM MST | March 9, 2012 | Lindsey Bewley

Dow Chemical will reveal the location of its previously announced U.S. ethylene complex next month, Andrew Liveris, CEO of Dow Chemical told attendees at the IHS CERA Week 2012 conference currently being held in Houston. Liveris says that the U.S. energy landscape is changing on the back of cheap natural gas from shale deposits, which is turning producers away from “offshoring” energy-intensive industries. "The discovery of shale gas is perhaps the greatest development in the modern era," Liveris says. "Shale gas is a huge–and...

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