INFOGRAPHIC: Shale Brings Manufacturing Back to the United States

November 15, 2013

One of the biggest economic stories relating to U.S. shale development is the rebirth of domestic manufacturing. Abundant and affordable supplies of natural gas and its associated liquids, which manufacturers use as a feedstock for the products they create, have made the United States one of the lowest cost countries in which companies can invest.

Ten years ago, manufacturers were abandoning the United States and shifting their investments overseas, including to the Middle East, to take advantage of lower cost energy supplies. American men and women lost their jobs, and U.S. facilities were abandoned. Thankfully, shale development has helped reverse that trend - and now, manufacturers can't afford not to make their investments here in America.


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