In this episode, we visit a petrochemical hub on the Gulf Coast to see what Pennsylvania’s own looming chemical boom might look like.
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Stories in this episode
- Louisianans Can Tell You What Pennsylvania’s Petrochemical Industry Might Look Like
If a petrochemical boom is heading to western Pennsylvania — as it now appears to be — there are some big lessons we can learn from residents living in the shadow of Louisiana's "Chemical Corridor."
- How Shale Gas is Fueling a Spinoff Industry in Petrochemicals
The shale gas boom on the Gulf Coast has had a trickle down effect for the region's petrochemical industry. Could the same happen in western Pennsylvania?
- What Pennsylvania Can Learn from Houston’s Air Pollution
As a petrochemical industry boom looms, Pennsylvanians could learn a lot from chemical capitals like Houston about how to keep air pollution under control.
- Chemical Plant Brings Jobs and Dangers for a Gulf Coast Community
Shale gas development in Louisiana's "Chemical Corridor" may hold clues for what's coming next to Pennsylvania's natural gas country.
- How One Woman Took On Shell to Save Her Louisiana Town
It's not every day that a major corporation agrees to move an entire community out of the path of pollution from one of its facilities. But a retired Louisiana school teacher was able to get Shell to do just that.
- This is Exactly How Natural Gas Gets Turned Into Plastics
Our energy reporter Reid Frazier digs into how Shell's new ethane cracker will turn natural gas into one of the building blocks of modern life.