Volume 91 Issue 4 | p. 6 | News of The Week
Issue Date: January 28, 2013

Gas Exports Turn Contentious

Energy: Chemical makers’ opposition to natural gas exports splits the business community
Department: Business | Collection: Economy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: shale, LNG, exports, natural gas, petroleum, oil

A growing number of chemical makers are arguing that newly abundant natural gas extracted from shale in the U.S. should be used to spur manufacturing growth at home instead of being sent overseas.

The largest U.S. chemical company, Dow Chemical, has left the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) over that group’s support of liquified natural gas (LNG) exports. Dow also has called on the carpet the

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