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Shale Gas Generates Investment Boom

11:35 AM MST | December 19, 2011 | —LINDSEY BEWLEY

Petchem Players Eye Benefits of Feedstock Revolution Midstream petroleum companies are poised to benefit from a building boom in the U.S. petrochemical industry, following a flurry of announcements to build ethane crackers that will consume feedstock derived from shale gas. The increase in shale gas production has dramatically transformed the outlook for U.S. energy supplies and for the petrochemical industry, with petchem producers and midstream companies getting in on the action. Petchem production in particular stands to benefit from an extended period of low...

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