The EnergyTomorrow Blog takes a look at a PwC report that says U.S. shale energy could revitalize manufacturing as well as the chemicals industry.
The blog says:
"This is a significant forecast. PwC says low-cost chemicals derived from affordable, abundant natural gas from shale could return jobs to the U.S. manufacturing sector and over the longer term, help revive the entire sector. The finding is consistent with last year's PwC report that estimated 1 million manufacturing jobs could be created by 2025 because of shale gas and that manufacturers could lower their raw materials and energy costs by as much as $11.6 billion annually.
"The good news is that this is just part of the impact of the energy revolution that’s ongoing in this country, in large part because of abundant shale resources, hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling."
Read the full post and related links here.
Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.
Shale Sheet Fracking, a Youngstown Vindicator blog.
The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.
Earthjustice, a national eco-group.
People's Oil and Gas Collaborative-Ohio, a grass-roots group in Northeast Ohio.
Concerned Citizens of Medina County, a grass-roots group.
No Frack Ohio, a Columbus-based grass-roots group.
Fracking: Gas Drilling's Environmental Threat by ProPublica, an online journalism site.
Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.