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.