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S&P looks at shale impact on industries

By Jim Mackinnon Published: May 22, 2013

Standard & Poor's has a new report out on the impact of shale energy on various industrial sectors.

S&P says in a press release: "A report released by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, titled 'Game Changer: Industry Winners And Losers From The U.S. Shale Revolution,' looks at the effects of the shale boom--whether they be positive, negative, or mixed--on a variety of industries.

" ... The surge in shale energy production across a broadening swath of the U.S. is not only spurring the growth of the oil and gas sector and the economy as a whole, but is also affecting the economics, financial performance, and credit metrics of over 20 other industries," noted David Wood, a managing director in Standard & Poor's Corporate Ratings group. "Barring any major environmental accidents related to onshore shale drilling, which could slow or reverse industry growth, we expect the U.S. to approach energy self-sufficiency toward the end of this decade."

People who do not subscribe to S&P reports will need to pay for a copy of the shale study.

To read the full press release, including contact information, go here.

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