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Growth in oil and gas demand may not be dominated by cars

Oct 5, 2018
When we report on the world’s thirst for energy, we often miss something: chemicals made from oil and gas. A new report Friday finds petrochemical demand in the world is surging for things like synthetic rubber, packaging, fertilizer and detergents. In the long run, chemicals may be a bigger driver of world oil demand than […]
A petrochemical facility is shown after Hurricane Ike made landfall September 13, 2008 in Deer Park, Texas. 
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U.S. to pass Saudi Arabia as top oil producer

Nov 12, 2012
A boom fueled by hydraulic fracturing of shale should add millions of jobs in the U.S. The question: How long will it last?