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Is This The Next Big Petrochemical Hub In The U.S.? -
The U.S. government wants to help build a petrochemical hub in Appalachia, one that could rival, or complement, the concentration of petrochemical facilities on the Gulf Coast.
this-week-444  Around-the-web  Matt  chemicals-industry  natural-gas  energy 
december 2018 by areadevelopment
Plastics Industry Flourishes in Response to Market Demand - Area Development
With U.S. natural gas costs being so low, the U.S. plastics industry continues to grow, while keeping an eye out for supply chain challenges brought about by changes in trade policy.
area-development-features  Matt  plastics  trade  trade-agreements  natural-gas  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Is the U.S. Shale Boom Hitting a Bottleneck? - WSJ
Congested pipelines, shortages of materials and workers stand in the way of Permian basin’s continued growth.
this-week-421  Around-the-web  Matt  shale-gas  natural-gas  energy 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
W.Va., China Energy sign $83 billion shale gas, chemical manufacturing agreement - Journal News
The West Virginia Department of Commerce today announced China Energy Investment Corp. Limited’s plan to invest $83.7 billion in shale gas development and chemical manufacturing projects in West Virginia.
this-week-404  Around-the-web  Matt  energy  shale-gas  natural-gas  chemicals-industry  china  FDI  location-USA  west-virginia  south-atlantic 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Staples: Heavy-truck policy is outdated and hurts Texas economy - Houston Chronicle
The Texas House needs to prioritize HB 3854 - a bill that has already passed the Texas State Senate and cleared the House Transportation Committee - to complete the job of positioning Texas highways competitively in international trade.
this-week-384  Around-the-web  Matt  texas  southwest  manufacturing  chemicals-industry  natural-gas  energy  logistics  infrastructure 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
Venture Global LNG Plans $8.5 billion Natural Gas Liquefaction Plant In Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana - Area Development
Venture Global LNG will invest $8.5 billion to develop a natural gas liquefaction facility and LNG export terminal in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Plaquemines LNG will create 250 new jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  natural-gas  jobs  louisiana  south  energy  new-orleans 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
Coal Comeback? This Mining Company Already Pivoted to Gas - WSJ
On the campaign trail Donald Trump promised “coal is coming back,” and the president-elect vowed to roll back environmental regulations he blames for hamstringing miners.
Around-the-web  Matt  coal  mining  energy  natural-gas  Pennsylvania  mid-atlantic  pittsburgh  environment  clean-energy 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
Monolith Materials Plans Hallam, Nebraska, Manufacturing Plant - Area Development
Monolith Materials, a next-generation manufacturer of natural gas-based carbon black, plans to build its first U.S. manufacturing headquarters 19.5 miles south of Lincoln in Hallam, Nebraska. The facility will bring 600 jobs, hundreds of millions of dollars in new capital investment to the Cornhusker State.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  nebraska  plains  natural-gas  jobs 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Air Products Manatee County, Florida, Production Plant Begins Operation - Area Development
Air Products, the world's leader in liquefied natural gas technology and equipment, rolled out its first completed liquefied natural gas heat exchanger manufactured at its new production facility in Manatee County, Florida.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Florida  south-atlantic  energy  natural-gas  lng 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
General Electric gas turbine projects get millions from Department of Energy - Albany Business Review
The U.S. Department of Energy is investing $30 million toward research in gas turbines, including three projects with General Electric in Schenectady, New York.
taxes-incentives  energy  government-policy  GE  new-york  gas  natural-gas 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Pennsylvania tax incentive plan played major role in luring Shell cracker plant - TribLIVE
Almost four years after he signed a tax incentive bill meant to lure Royal Dutch Shell to Pennsylvania, former Gov. Tom Corbett awoke Tuesday to a phone call telling him the energy giant will build a petrochemical plant in Beaver County expected to create thousands of jobs.
Pennsylvania  natural-gas  Shell  energy  taxes-incentives  Around-the-web 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Calpine Corporation Secures Granite Ridge Energy Center In Londonderry, New Hampshire - Area Development
Calpine Corporation completed acquisition of Granite Ridge Energy Center, a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle power plant located in Londonderry, New Hampshire, approximately 45 miles northwest of Boston.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  new-hampshire  new-england  natural-gas 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Dominion Cove Point Plans Warehouse-Operations Center In Lusby, Maryland - Area Development
Dominion Cove Point purchased land at the Patuxent Business Park in Lusby, Maryland. The company plans to construct a 50,000-square-foot warehouse and office facility in Calvert County. The company, one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, plans to start construction on the new facility in late spring 2016 and complete it by year’s end.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  maryland  mid-atlantic  warehouse-facility  office  energy  natural-gas  lng 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Halyard Energy Ventures Receives Authorization For Electric Power Generation Plant In Henderson County, Texas - Area Development
Halyard Energy Ventures received an air quality permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality authorizing the construction and operation of the Halyard Henderson Energy Center in Henderson County, Texas.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  energy  texas  southwest  electric-power  natural-gas 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Dongsung FineTec Plans Cyrogenic Manufacturing Facility In Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana - Area Development
South Korea-based Dongsung FineTec Co. Ltd. will create 250 new direct jobs and make a $5 million capital investment in a cryogenic insulation manufacturing facility in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  louisiana  south  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  FDI  location-USA  jobs  manufacturing  natural-gas  energy 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Obama rejects Keystone XL, saying pipeline wouldn’t create many jobs, lower gas prices or boost U.S. energy security - Fuel Fix
President Barack Obama on Friday rejected Keystone XL, ending a long-running debate over the proposed pipeline that would transport heavy Canadian crude to America’s heartland.
this-week-330  Around-the-web  Matt  natural-gas  energy  jobs  oil 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Bechtel To Construct Electric Generation Plant In Snyder County, Pennsylvania - Area Development
Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement, and construction, has been selected by Panda Power Funds to build a new 1,124-megawatt combined-cycle, electric generating facility in Snyder County, Pennsylvania. The project is one of the largest coal-to-natural gas power site conversion projects in the United States.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Pennsylvania  mid-atlantic  energy  natural-gas 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Xpress Natural Gas Invests $7.8 Million To Establish Appomattox County, Virginia, Operations Center - Area Development
A company that provides an uninterruptable compressed and liquid natural gas supply to remote users in order to avoid a costly, sometimes impossible, installation of pipeline, Xpress Natural Gas will invest $7.8 million to establish a natural gas supply operation in the Appomattox Center for Business and Commerce in Appomattox County, Virginia. The project is expected to create 50 new jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  virginia  south-atlantic  natural-gas  energy  taxes-incentives-grants-loans 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Thailand-Based Indorama Ventures Restarts Ethane Cracker Near Lake Charles, Louisiana - Area Development
Indorama Ventures plans to invest $175 million to renovate and restart a dormant ethane cracker west of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Indorama Ventures is acquiring the ethane cracker site and facilities as a joint investment with Singapore-based Indorama Corporation.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  location-USA  FDI  louisiana  south  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  energy  shale-gas  natural-gas 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
NM Unveils Plan to Create Energy Jobs, VT Claims Green Jobs Victory - SSTI
While the New Mexico plan mostly continues the state’s emphasis on oil and natural gas, the Vermont report highlights the success the state has had in boosting employment in a diverse set of clean energy fields.
new-mexico  vermont  energy  clean-energy  natural-gas  green-economy  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-322 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
DuVal: Natural gas infrastructure is critical to economic growth - Roanoke Times: Commentary
One of the other essential cornerstones of economic growth is a modernized energy infrastructure that can meet the growing needs of our energy economy. Virginia is fortunate to have a diverse mix of energy sources to affordably and reliably power our businesses, heat our homes and fuel our manufacturing operations.
economic-development-news  energy  natural-gas  infrastructure  government-policy  virginia  Around-the-web  this-week-321  opinion 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Stolt LNGaz Receives Quebec Provincial Approval For Liquefied Natural Gas Plant In Bécancour - Area Development
A Canadian provincial government granted approval for the Stolt LNGaz natural gas liquefaction plant development project in Bécancour, Quebec, Canada.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  location-canada  canada  Quebec  central-canada  natural-gas  energy 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Cenergy Opens Assembly Plant Facility In Milton, West Virginia - Area Development
Natural gas contractor Cenergy opened its new expanded operations facility and assembly plant in Milton, West Virginia. A West Virginia-based contractor for the natural gas industry, Cenergy provides turn-key facility and equipment engineering, as well as fabrication, for natural gas producers in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  west-virginia  south-atlantic  natural-gas  energy 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
FirstEnergy Corp. Opens Machine Shop-Mobile Maintenance Headquarters In Canonsburg, Pennsylvania - Area Development
FirstEnergy Corp. opened its new Central Machine Shop and Mobile Maintenance Headquarters in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. The facility provides a central location to effectively and efficiently repair equipment used at the company's electric generating plants in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, supporting the safe and reliable operation of these facilities.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  headquarters  Pennsylvania  mid-atlantic  energy  natural-gas  renewable-energy 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
America’s Unconventional Energy Opportunity - bcg.perspectives
A divisive and often misinformed debate about unconventional gas-and-oil resources is jeopardizing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to change America’s economic and energy trajectory.
government-policy  energy  green-economy  natural-gas  this-week-310  Around-the-web  natural-resources 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
U.S. shale production set to fall again in July, EIA says - Fuel Fix
Countries that are net importers of crude oil and industries with high fuel costs are likely to see huge benefits as crude oil remains low.
this-week-310  Around-the-web  Matt  energy  shale-gas  natural-gas  crude-oil 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Chevron Phillips Eyes U.S. for Second Chemical Megaproject - Bloomberg Business
Chevron Phillips Chemical Co., a joint venture of Chevron Corp. and refiner Phillips 66, is considering a second “megaproject” in the U.S. that would take advantage of low natural gas prices for making plastics and other materials.
Around-the-web  Matt  chemicals-industry  site-selection  chevron  natural-gas 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Cummins, Inc. Invests $6.7 Million To Expand Its Memphis, Tennessee, Parts And Distribution Center - Area Development
Cummins, Inc. will invest $6.7 million to expand its current parts and distribution center in Memphis, Tennessee. The expansion will create 70 new jobs for Shelby County.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Tennessee  south  memphis  distribution-facility  jobs  logistics-center  natural-gas 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Agility Fuel Systems Opens Salisbury, North Carolina, Production Center - Area Development
Agility Fuel Systems, the leading designer and producer of natural gas fuel storage and delivery systems for heavy duty trucks and buses, will open a 204,000 square foot production facility in Salisbury, North Carolina.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  north-carolina  south-atlantic  energy  natural-gas 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Low Oil Prices Are Challenging Natural-Gas Markets - BCG
Natural-gas markets have already felt some impact from the slide in oil prices but will be affected to a much greater degree if prices remain low for an extended period.
economic-analysis  natural-gas  energy  energy-costs  this-week-299  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Dominion Virginia Power Plans More Than $1-Billion Natural Gas-Fueled Power Station In Greensville County, Virginia - Area Development
Dominion Virginia Power is proposing to build an approximately 1600-megawatt, natural gas-fueled power station in Greensville County, Virginia. The station, which would cost more than $1 billion, would be a combined-cycle facility consisting of three gas-fired combustion turbines and a steam turbine designed to generate enough power for 400,000 typical homes at peak demand.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  virginia  south-atlantic  natural-gas  energy 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
NextDecade Expands Site For Brownsville, Texas, Liquefied Natural Gas Export Terminal - Area Development
NextDecade has signed an option-to-lease agreement with the Port of Brownsville, Texas. The agreement will expand the company's site to 1,000 acres for its proposed Rio Grande Liquefied Natural Gas export terminal, doubling its initial agreement.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  texas  southwest  natural-gas  energy 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
Live Oak LNG Plans $2 Billion Liquefaction Facility-Liquefied Natural Gas Export Terminal Near Lake Charles, Louisiana - Area Development
Live Oak LNG will invest $2 billion to develop a liquefaction facility and liquefied natural gas export terminal near Lake Charles, Louisiana. The plant will be constructed on the Calcasieu Ship Channel, which connects the Lake Charles industrial region to worldwide markets via the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to create 100 jobs in the region.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  natural-gas  energy  louisiana  south  jobs  incentives-taxes-grants-loans 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
CUI Global-Orbital Gas Systems Opens North American Operations Center In Houston, Texas - Area Development
CUI Global, Inc., a platform company dedicated to the acquisition, development, and commercialization of new, innovative products and technologies, reported its subsidiary, Orbital Gas Systems Ltd., opened a North American office, Orbital Gas Systems N.A., in Houston, Texas.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  houston  texas  southwest  natural-gas 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Shale Gas Revitalizing U.S. Manufacturing Industry…While Environmentalists Have Their Say
Although some states are rolling back or banning fracking due to potential environmental impact, overall, U.S. shale gas development and production is surging and helping to trigger a resurgence in manufacturing.
area-development-features  shale-gas  natural-gas  manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  economic-development  environmental-regulation  energy  matt  sfp-insider-101 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Venture Global LNG Plans Louisiana Liquefaction Processing Complex-Liquefied Natural Gas Export Terminal - Area Development
Venture Global LNG will invest $4.25 billion to build a new liquefaction processing complex and liquefied natural gas export terminal on the Calcasieu Ship Channel at Calcasieu Pass, Louisiana.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  louisiana  south  natural-gas  energy  incentives-taxes-grants-loans 
december 2014 by areadevelopment
America's Oil Boom and the Role of Keystone XL - Brookings
With the United States poised to pass Saudi Arabia as the world’s top oil producer, American transportation networks are straining to safely and efficiently move all this energy between different markets. Overall, the Keystone XL pipeline will do little to ease those pressures.
transportation  logistics  energy  keystone-pipeline  natural-gas  this-week-286  around-the-web 
december 2014 by areadevelopment
Applied LNG Breaks Ground On $150 Million LNG Production Plant In Midlothian, Texas - Area Development
Applied LNG, a leading producer, marketer and distributor of liquefied natural gas, began construction on its $150 million LNG Production facility at the 31-acre RailPort Business Park, just south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Midlothian, Texas.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  texas  southwest  natural-gas  energy 
december 2014 by areadevelopment
Pembina Pipeline Corporation Expands Gas Processing Facilities In Alberta, Canada - Area Development
Pembina Pipeline Corporation plans to construct a new facility and expand its gas processing capacity by 100 million cubic feet per day, for an estimated cost of $105 million at its Musreau facility, located near Grand Prairie in Alberta, Canada.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  alberta  canada  location-usa  energy  western-canada  natural-gas 
december 2014 by areadevelopment
TX Leads Nation In New Oil, Natural Gas Jobs -
Texas added more than 19,000 new private sector jobs in oil and natural gas production in 2013, almost six times the number in New Mexico, which was the next highest state for oil and natural gas production jobs added last year. The extraction, drilling, and support jobs categories are a measure of on-the-ground production jobs, and do not reflect the many jobs at oil and natural gas corporate headquarters based in Texas.
energy  fracking  natural-gas  texas  economic-indicator-reports  this-week-283  around-the-web 
november 2014 by areadevelopment
Westlake Chemical Expands Ethylene Capacity At Sulphur, Louisiana, Production Plant - Area Development
Westlake Chemical will expand its ethylene capacity and make other capital improvements in Southwest Louisiana through a more than $330 million capital investment. Westlake Chemical Corp. will retain 480 existing jobs and create 25 new direct jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  louisiana  south  jobs  incentives-taxes-grants-loans  natural-gas  chemicals-industry 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Businesses feel left out as railways shift trains toward frac sand, oil - Wisconsin State Journal
Demand for rail transport in the Midwest has soared in recent years as oil trains roll out of North Dakota and mines in Wisconsin generate massive amounts of sand for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
fracking  energy  natural-gas  freight-logistics  midwest  wisconsin  rail-logitsics  this-week-281  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
The U.S. as One of the Developed World's Lowest-Cost Manufacturers: Beyond the American Export Surge - bcg.perspectives
The growing supply of domestic, low-cost natural gas is playing a critical, contributing role in the nascent U.S. manufacturing renaissance and is translating into economic benefits for U.S. companies in industries beyond energy and related sectors.
energy  natural-gas  international-location-reports  natural-resources  business-globalization  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-280  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
U.S. Manufacturing: A Remembrance And A Look Ahead - NPR
Overall, most experts are bullish about U.S. manufacturing, citing these factors: Energy. The shale-gas revolution has cut natural gas prices by two-thirds since 2008. Technology. Wireless intelligence and data analytics are giving manufacturers better control over production. Additive manufacturing. With an additive process, manufacturers can layer on materials to build goods, leaving little waste.
u.s.-manufacturing  ICT  energy  energy-costs  natural-gas  advanced-manufacturing  this-week-279  around-the-web  competitiveness 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
ONEOK Partners Plans Natural Gas Processing Plants In North Dakota And Wyoming - Area Development
ONEOK Partners, L.P. plans to invest approximately $480 million to $680 million between now and the end of the third quarter 2016 to construct natural gas processing facilities in Dunn County, North Dakota and Campbell County, Wyoming.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  north-dakota  wyoming  mountain-states  natural-gas  energy  shale-gas 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
Cheniere Energy Expands Its Liquefied Natural Gas Export Facility In Cameron Parish, Louisiana - Area Development
Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas export facility in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, recently expanded in scope from four liquefaction trains, or production units, to six.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  louisiana  south  natural-gas  incentives-taxes-grants-loans 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
An Energy Boom Lifts the Heartland -
The turnaround is part of a transformation spreading across the heartland of the nation, driven by a surge in domestic oil and gas production that is changing the economic calculus for old industries and downtrodden cities alike. Here in Ohio, in an arc stretching south from Youngstown past Canton and into the rural parts of the state where much of the natural gas is being drawn from shale deep underground, entire sectors like manufacturing, hotels, real estate and even law are being reshaped. A series of recent economic indicators, including factory hiring, shows momentum building nationally in the manufacturing sector.
rust-belt  regional-reports  midwest  fracking  natural-gas  energy  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-277  around-the-web  economic-indicator-reports-analysis 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
ONEOK Partners Garden Greek II Plant Now Operational In McKenzie County, North Dakota - Area Development
ONEOK Partners’ Garden Creek II plant, a 100-million cubic feet per day natural gas processing facility in eastern McKenzie County, North Dakota, is now operational. The new plant is part of the partnership's previously announced $7 billion to $7.5 billion capital-growth program through 2016.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  north-dakota  plains-states  natural-gas  energy 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Atlas Oil Company Opens Transloading Facility In Evans, Colorado - Area Development
Atlas Oil Company opened of its fourth transloading site in Evans, Colorado. This site will initially service the crude oil market, with the ability to handle fuels, lubes and other oil field materials. The site is on the Union Pacific Railroad, with the crude is being produced from the expanding Niobrara Shale.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  colorado  mountain-states  oil-industry  union-pacific  shale-gas  natural-gas  texas  southwest 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Panda Power Funds Begins Construction On Natural-Gas Fueled Power Plant In Lycoming County, Pennsylvania - Area Development
Panda Power Funds broke ground on an 829-megawatt natural-gas fueled power plant in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, that will power up to 1 million homes. The plant, located in the heart of the Marcellus Shale, is expected to create 27 permanent positions and 45 indirect jobs in the local community.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  natural-gas  energy  Pennsylvania  mid-atlantic  jobs 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
ONEOK Partners Plan Major Natural Gas Processing Project In North Dakota - Area Development
ONEOK Partners, plans to invest approximately $605 million to $785 million between now and the end of the third quarter 2016 to build a new 200-million cubic feet per day natural gas processing facility – the Demicks Lake plant – and related infrastructure in northeast McKenzie County, North Dakota, which will process natural gas produced from the Bakken Shale in the Williston Basin.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  natural-gas  energy  north-dakota  plains-states  gas  shale-gas  bakken-shale 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Great River Industries Expands Its Natchez, Mississippi, Manufacturing Campus - Area Development
Great River Industries, formerly known as Enersteel, is expanding its production center in Natchez, Mississippi, by locating its corporate headquarters there and adding 12,000 square feet of manufacturing space. The project represents a corporate investment of $4 million and will create 25 new jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  manufacturing  south  mississippi  jobs  steel-industry  headquarters  corporate-headquarters  energy  oil  natural-gas 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
ONEOK Partners Plans Natural Gas Processing Facility In Oklahoma - Area Development
ONEOK Partners, L.P. plans to invest approximately $365 million to $470 million to construct a new 200-million cubic feet per day natural gas processing facility, dubbed the Knox plant, in the Oklahoma counties of Grady and Stephens. The facility will be designed to gather and process natural gas from the emerging South Central Oklahoma Oil Province.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  energy  natural-gas  oklahoma  southwest 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
FPL Busy Building New $1.2 Billion, Natural Gas-Fueled Power Plant at Port Everglades - Sun Sentinel
One year after demolishing its 1960s oil-fired plant at Port Everglades known for its red-striped stacks, Florida Power & Light Co. has cleared away the debris and completed about 10 percent of its new $1.2 billion plant that will be fueled by cleaner and cheaper natural gas.
this-week-270  florida  south-atlantic  florida-power-and-light  natural-gas  energy  around-the-web 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Major LNG Projects: Navigating the New Terrain - KPMG
The liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry is venturing into new territory as it approaches an unprecedented wave of expansion. New projects in Western Canada, the US Gulf Coast and East Africa pose particular technical challenges, but more important are the non-technical challenges.
this-week-269  around-the-web  natural-gas  energy  matt  canada 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company Poised To Expand Production At Its Cedar Bayou Plant In Baytown, Texas - Area Development
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company obtained the necessary environmental permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to expand normal alpha olefins production capacity at its Cedar Bayou plant in Baytown, Texas. This investment will provide an additional 100,000 metric tons per year of capacity.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  texas  southwest  chemicals-industry  energy  shale-gas  natural-gas 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Compass Compression Services To Build Newly Designed Fabrication Facility In Calgary, Canada - Area Development
Compass Compression Services Ltd. and Compass Compression Solutions Inc., firms that offer packaging, rental and service of natural gas compression equipment, plan to build a new fabrication facility in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  calgary  alberta  western-canada  location-canada  energy  natural-gas  packaging 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Dow Chemical Poised To Begin Construction On Freeport, Texas, World-Scale Ethylene Production Facility - Area Development
On June 30, The Dow Chemical Company said it will begin construction of its “world-scale ethylene production facility.” This “significant investment” in Dow’s Texas Operations in Freeport remains on track and on-plan for start-up in the first half of 2017, and will employ up to 2,000 workers during construction.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  texas  southwest  chemicals-industry  dow-chemical  jobs  automotive-industry  shale-gas  natural-gas 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Production of Natural Gas From Shale in Local Economies: A Resource Blessing or Curse? - Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Innovations in the energy sector, particularly the extraction of natural gas, have helped increase U.S. reserves of natural gas to an estimated 70 years worth of supply. Some theories suggest such a boom leads to a local resource blessing in employment and a positive spillover into the local economy while others suggest a boom leads to a resource curse for industries not related to the energy sector.
energy  fracking  natural-gas  economic-analysis  this-week-268  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing rebound sparks rapid growth at US Gulf ports - JOC
This frenzy of construction is a direct result of the boom in shale oil and gas drilling, which is supercharging the region’s economy and driving expansion and increased volume at U.S. Gulf ports from the Mexican border to the Mississippi River.
natural-gas  logistics  gulf-ports  regional-reports  infrastructure  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-266  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Opening Statement of Chariman Doug Lamborn - House Committee on Natural Resources
The past several decades have seen the exodus of American manufacturing and jobs overseas to countries with lower production costs.
this-week-263  around-the-web  matt  energy  natural-gas  manufacturing  economic-development 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
Panda Power Funds Begins Construction Of 829-Megawatt Liberty Power Generating Station In Bradford County, Pennsylvania - Area Development
A Dallas-based private equity firm, which has the ability to develop, acquire, construct, finance and operate large-scale, natural gas-fueled power generation facilities, Panda Power Funds began construction on the company’s 829-megawatt combined-cycle “Liberty” generating station located in Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  natural-gas  energy  Pennsylvania  mid-atlantic 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
GE Oil & Gas Begins Construction On Global Research Center In Oklahoma City - Area Development
GE Oil & Gas started construction on 100,000 square foot Global Research Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and announced a Technology Collaboration Agreement with Devon Energy Corporation to accelerate the development and testing of products in the field.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  research-center  oklahoma-city  oklahoma  GE  energy  oil  gas  natural-gas 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
North Dakota LNG To Locate Liquefied Natural Gas Processing Facility In Tioga, North Dakota - Area Development
North Dakota LNG announced construction of a liquefied natural gas processing facility in the city of Tioga, the first of its kind in North Dakota.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  north-dakota  plains-states  natural-gas  energy 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
BP says decision to abandon Utica shale is 'strictly business' - - Where the rubber industry gets its news first
That's BP America's message to Ohioans who might wonder whether it really was the company's drilling results, or the fear of higher taxes and more regulations, that led the company to abandon its position in the Utica shale.
ohio  energy  natural-gas  utica-shale  BP  government-policy  this-week-261  around-the-web 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
Study Reveals Striking Shifts in Global Manufacturing Costs over the Past Decade - BCG
New BCG Cost-Competitiveness Index Finds Mexico Is Less Expensive Than China, the UK Is the Low-Cost Manufacturer of Western Europe, and Many Emerging Markets Known for Low Costs Are No Longer Cheaper Than the U.S.
this-week-260  around-the-web  matt  manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  energy  natural-gas  mexico  china  united-kingdom 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Come Shale, Come All - Global Trade Magazine
Mike Shannon, global leader of chemicals and performance technologies at big-four auditor KPMG, says chemical and plastics companies are eying North America for growth. Attracted by the abundance of shale gas in the U.S.—particularly in Texas, Louisiana and Michigan—numerous big-name companies are setting up shop in this region.
this-week-260  around-the-web  chemicals-industry  shale-gas  natural-gas  economic-development  matt  energy 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Enterprise Products Partners Plans Refrigerated Ethane Export Facility On Texas Gulf Coast - Area Development
Enterprise Products Partners plans to build a fully refrigerated ethane export facility on the Texas Gulf Coast. The ethane export facility will be integrated with Enterprise’s Mont Belvieu complex, which includes over 650 MBPD of natural gas liquid fractionation capacity and 100 million barrels of NGL storage capacity.
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april 2014 by areadevelopment
$615 Million Natural Gas Power Plant Planned Near Moundsville, West Virginia - Area Development
A $615 million natural gas combined-cycle power plant with a nameplate capacity of 549 megawatts will be built on a 37-acre site in Marshall County, West Virginia, approximately four miles south of Moundsville. Once operational, the plant will employ 30 skilled workers.
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april 2014 by areadevelopment
Austrian-Based voestalpine Group Begins Construction Of Direct Reduction Plant Near Corpus Christi, Texas - Area Development
A steel-based technology and capital goods firm headquartered in Linz, Austria, voestalpine Group began construction of a direct reduction plant at the La Quinta Trade Gateway Terminal near Corpus Christi, Texas. This 550 million Euro or $759,770, 000 million investment is the largest foreign investment in the history of the Austrian Group.
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april 2014 by areadevelopment
A new act for fracking? - McKinsey & Company
The latest wave of innovation could greatly improve production and lower costs.
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