IHS report: Shale gas to boost US plastics jobs

Plastics are among many U.S. industries that will benefit from development of shale-based natural gas, according to a new study from research and consulting leader IHS Inc.

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API: Study Shows Manufacturing Renaissance from U.S. Shale

A new study illustrates the far-reaching economic contributions of unconventional oil and natural gas development, particularly in the manufacturing sector, says API Vice President for Policy and Economic Analysis Kyle Isakower.

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Energy's unexpected jobs boom

How America’s oil and gas revolution is helping consumers and workers.

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U.S. energy lifting economy more than expected

Rising U.S. oil and natural gas production is having a bigger impact on the U.S. economy than estimated a couple years ago, according to a leading economic consulting firm.

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Behold The Bounty That Shale Oil And Natural Gas Have Wrought

The big news this week comes in the form of a new study conducted by IHS IHS -0.39% , documenting the huge positive impact that shale oil and natural gas – and Fracking, which makes the recovery of the resource possible – have had on the US economy and will continue to have into the future.  Here are the major findings of the study, as reported in USA Today:

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Study: Widespread economic gains seen from oil and gas boom

WASHINGTON — The oil and gas boom is saving consumers thousands of dollars annually and tipping the scales in favor of U.S. makers of chemicals, steel, glass and other materials, a study released Wednesday by consultants IHS Economics concludes.

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Is natural gas development making us richer?

Development of unconventional oil and gas reserves isn’t just lining the pockets of big energy companies. According to a new report from research firm IHS, it’s also lining the pockets of U.S. residents — at least a little.

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Dallas City Council’s vote against fracking was a vote against your quality of life

Re: “‘No’ vote on fracking is a yes for quality of life,” Saturday Hits and Misses.

You asserted the city council’s “no” vote on hydraulic fracturing was a “yes for quality of life.” I’m curious: Were those words typed on a computer free of petrochemicals? Did the authors get to work without the use of oil products? Was the air conditioner running at the office?

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