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Where is the talent needed to support the US shale boom?

12:51 PM MDT | July 17, 2013 | Andy Talkington

The shale gas boom currently under way in North America presents one of the most promising opportunities within the US petrochemical industry in more than 30 years. With new technologies and extraction processes at our disposal, America is finally able to tap into a 50-year supply of natural gas resources in parts of Texas, Michigan, North Dakota, and a block of land from the tip of Tennessee north to New York. As a result, natural gas and the liquids associated with it have finally reached a price that enables the US chemicals industry to more effectively...

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