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The Trend

Manufacturing investment is coming back to America and natural gas is playing a key role.

A leg Up

Access to cheaper energy can be a huge advantage to manufacturers. Energy can account for a large share of the cost of making goods. For example, energy can make up 20 to 40 percent of the cost of producing steel. As U.S. natural gas production has grown, and U.S. natural gas prices have fallen, manufacturers have taken notice. Our abundant supply of natural gas has proven to be a magnet for manufacturing investment.

Powering a Resurgence

U.S energy-intensive manufacturers have an advantage over many overseas competitors and that means new manufacturing investment and jobs. Our abundant supply of natural gas has attracted nearly $200 billion in new manufacturing investment which will support nearly 500,000 new jobs by 2025, according to the American Chemistry Council.