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Shale Gas Will Fuel a U.S. Manufacturing Boom

MIT technology reveiw -- People predicting a manufacturing renaissance in the United States usually imagine whirring robots or advanced factories turning out wind turbines and solar panels. The real American edge might be in something entirely more mundane: cheap starting materials for plastic bottles and plastic bags.

The plummeting price of natural gas, which can be used to make a vast number of products, including tires, carpet, antifreeze, lubricants, cloth, and many types of plastic, is luring key industries to the United States. Just five years ago, natural gas prices were so high that some chemicals manufacturers were shutting down operations here. Now the ability to access natural gas trapped in shale rock formations, using technologies such as hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, has led to a s


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Submitted Jan 11, 2013 By: NHLiveFree
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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 10:35:37 PM


Well said NH!

The most salient point is your comment, "I just hope they all follow good manufacturing practices and strict quality control procedures to avoid any and all potential hazards and pollution.
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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 3:24:49 AM

This too shall pass.
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:10:51 PM


Sorry, I don't accept thanks from paid industry shills here teenie.

This real news story is at least a factual statement of industry developments and the possible USA manufacturing that could be re-enabled.

I just hope they all follow good manufacturing practices and strict quality control procedures to avoid any and all potential hazards and pollution.
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dave27johnson
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 8:31:24 PM

Energy helps manufacturing.
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PDQBlues
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 1:28:43 PM


Good news, as long as we don't die from being polluted and toxins from the industry.
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henryeOH
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 1:15:17 PM

really good
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 10:12:54 AM

Fascinating article - thanks for posting.
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teenitup
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 9:42:42 AM

Great article NHLiveFree, the advances in fracking technology have enhanced all our lives.
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eschroth442
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 9:21:54 AM

we can't have more jobs, that would encourage people to get off the government roll and be able to fend for themselves. The liberal government can't have that. People don't know how to take care of themselves, the government needs to do that.
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Van_Halen
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 9:14:49 AM

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Not if Obama can prevent it and gets his way!
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geezrtek
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 8:54:46 AM

Good for us/US.

American energy, American jobs.
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Eagle3236
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 6:14:37 AM

This is great! Also more nuclear plants would help us bring back more jobs!
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fencemanNY
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 6:02:05 AM

USA rising.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 5:05:15 AM

Sigh...
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 5:03:06 AM

so long as we don't produce more land fill products..
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 5:02:22 AM

Its cheap enough. Now if Washington would get off its butt.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 4:59:33 AM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 4:15:28 AM

Would be nice to see. Is there anyone left who knows how to do that?
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 3:44:07 AM

Sure hope so
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 3:05:36 AM

Boom!
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 2:54:28 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 2:50:34 AM

OK, Get it done.
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pricewar
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 2:19:51 AM

I agree natural gas should be our primary source
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 1:45:22 AM

We really should be using the natural gas in our cars. The two biggest obstacles are obama and the auto companies gouging us.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:35:13 AM

Not if they can export it all as nat. gas at a higher price to the world. Anyway even the past year & still there are US shortages of Gasses such as Helium etc. became very expensive.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:31:05 AM

what
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pinofl
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:30:19 AM

and?
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zuben
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:29:10 AM

I hope the reprocussions from fracking don't outway the monetary benefits. Ie earthquakes.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:24:34 AM

We can hope
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:22:51 AM

That's what we need.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:20:54 AM

Hope it does
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:18:45 AM

NO FRACKING around water sources.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:17:38 AM

I don't blieve all this
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:17:29 AM

We can hope
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:17:01 AM

Amen, LKnight598.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:14:21 AM

SSSHHHHH...don't let the government know, they'll find another way to tax it. They don't think anyone should make a profit!
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:12:36 AM

Glad to see natural gas achieve recognition.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:10:58 AM

Keep the Enviro-Nuts away.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:10:40 AM

It will take more than energy costs.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:10:24 AM

I sure hope something helps us
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:02:37 AM

Let's hope Obama and the environmentalist don't stop it!
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:02:14 AM

With our refineries working at reduced levels, we will be able to handle the increase
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:00:51 AM

And if that gas explodes . . . there really will be a big BOOM.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:00:15 AM

US Natural GAS increase will be GREAT for the USA IF the GOVERNMENT doesn't allow International Companies to export it all, free of charge. There SHOULD BE A BAN ON EXPORTING NAT GAS as long as we are IMPORTING OIL, expressly from the TERRORIST in the MIDDLE EAST!!

All US NAT GAS EXPORTED NEEDS to have a EXPORT FEE on all EXPORTED NAT GAS that is put DIRECTLY AGAINST THE US NATIONAL DEBT!!
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:00:03 AM

Time will prove this true or untrue, and even then, nothing lasts forever. With the sole exception of God.
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:57:29 PM

Dhan,,,brdan
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:55:37 PM

Southrob... you need help typing! LOL!

I hope this is true!
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:52:23 PM

and we need to dhan
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:47:51 PM

so whos going to refin it??? all of our refineries are working at reduced levels or closed
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:45:24 PM

Hopefully this will fuel new manufacturing jobs in the USA.
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