Clash Over Natural Gas | July 4, 2011 Issue - Vol. 89 Issue 27 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 27 | pp. 20-21
Issue Date: July 4, 2011

Clash Over Natural Gas

Chemical manufacturers oppose tax credits to expand transportation use of the fuel
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: Natural Gas, Congress, Pickens Plan

A battle is brewing in the House of Representatives over a tax credit bill that aims to greatly expand the use of natural gas in the transportation sector and reduce the nation’s growing reliance on imported oil. That expansion would be a huge boon for domestic energy producers.

But chemical manufacturers and other industries that consume vast quantities of natural gas in their operations have launched an aggressive lobbying campaign to block the proposal. They . . .

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