Stable and affordable natural gas prices offer domestic manufacturing a competitive advantage, especially in those industries in which natural gas is used both as a fuel and as a product ingredient. This is particularly true of manufacturers that use natural gas as a feedstock for fertilizers and other products in which natural gas is a major component.
The American Chemistry Council has announced the launch of a new energy advocacy and awareness campaign, From Chemistry to Energy. They will be advocating for a comprehensive national energy strategy that maximizes all domestic energy resources, with a focus on robust and responsible production of domestic shale gas; improved residential, commercial and industrial energy efficiency; and expanded adoption of energy recovery programs. Each will help meet national energy security, economic and environmental goals.
On February 7, 2012, Cal Dooley, ACC president and CEO, was joined by members of Congress and business leaders at an event on Capitol Hill to launch the initiative. Jim Gallogly, CEO of LyondellBasell spoke at the event saying, “Abundant, affordable domestic natural gas has created a new competitive edge for American chemistry, and it’s driving a renaissance in U.S. manufacturing.”
For more information about the From Chemistry to Energy campaign, please visit ChemistryToEnergy.com.