Global Economic Factors Align Favoring U.S. Based Plastic Product Manufacturing over China Operations
LONG TERM FUNDAMENTAL SHIFTS
HAVE CHANGED THE PLAYING FIELD
December 2022: Executive Summary-A Report by Shale Crescent USA.
Prepared for Shell Chemical Appalachia, LLC
Robert Morris University – School of Business
Steven Clinton, Ph.D.
Marcel C. Minutolo∗ Ph.D.
Brian O’Roark, Ph.D.
The opportunities for economic growth discussed in this report are especially timely and relevant in the new reality of a post-pandemic world that we face as a Nation. Economic recovery and growth are a priority, and outside of Appalachia, few other regions have the same potential for not only recovery, but for new growth at a scale not seen since the Industrial Revolution.
Download the 2019 technical paper Natural Gas Savings to End-users: 2008-2018 A Technical Briefing Paper sponsored by Shale Crescent USA and the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program by Kleinhenz & Associates highlighting the $1.1 trillion saved by natural gas end-users over the past ten years due to increased natural gas production from the Shale Crescent USA.
Download the executive summary of 2019 IHS Markit® report Estimated Logistics Benefits of the Shale Crescent USA Region Versus the U.S. Gulf Coast for Natural Gas and LPG that highlights chemical industry development opportunities for the region based on predicted volumes and cost of methane, propane and normal butane (LPG) production in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays; the estimated logistics-related cost advantage of feedstock supply; and the cost to distribute the chemical products to regional customers. The report follows a previous study conducted by IHS Markit in March 2018, which evaluated the prospects for a world-scale ethylene and polyethylene plant based on ethane feedstock in the Shale Crescent USA region.
Download the executive summary of the 2018 IHS Markit® report Benefits, Risks, and Estimated Project Cash Flows: Ethylene Project Located in the Shale Crescent USA versus the US Gulf Coast is an independent report by IHS Markit commissioned by Shale Crescent USA to evaluate and compare the financial returns and risks of a major petrochemical and plastics investment in the region with an identical investment in the US Gulf Coast.