The U.S. Natural Gas Boom Is Fueling A Global Plastics Boom

Kevin Ross, president of the Scottish Plastic and Rubber Association, in front of the INEOS Grangemouth refinery and chemical plant.

America is now the world’s biggest exporter of ethane, a part of natural gas that’s a building block for making plastics. That’s helping fuel the fast-growing global plastics industry.

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