Shale Gas to Fuel 462,000 New Jobs in Plastics

WASHINGTON-- Jobs related to plastics manufacturing are expected to grow by 462,000 – or by 20% -- over the next decade largely because of plentiful and affordable natural gas and natural gas liquids from shale formations, reports the American Chemistry Council. About 2.7 million workers are employed in the domestic plastics manufacturing industry, the trade group notes. The job gains are estimated in a new report, “The Rising Competitive Advantage of U.S. Plastics,” published by economis

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