Volume 91 Issue 21 | p. 10 | News of The Week
Issue Date: May 27, 2013

Job Boom From Shale Gale

Employment: Trade group says shale gas will add more than 500,000 permanent positions
Department: Business | Collection: Economy
Keywords: Shale, shale gas, natural gas

Inexpensive natural gas from shale will not only bring big profits to U.S. chemical makers but will also be a boon to local communities where future chemical plant workers will live and shop, creating more than a half-million new jobs overall. That’s the conclusion of a new study by the American Chemistry Council, a trade association of chemical companies.

The job numbers seem reasonable, says Terry L. Clower, director . . .

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