Natural gas exports could hurt US, manufacturers say

Jan 11, 2013 | 02:40 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  America's Energy Advantage, Alcoa, Nucor, Jennifer Diggins, natural gas, natural gas exports, manufacturing, steel aluminum

CHICAGO — A nonprofit group of businesses and organizations that includes steelmaker Nucor Corp. and aluminum producer Alcoa Inc. is concerned that exports of natural gas could hurt the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers.

America’s Energy Advantage—whose founding members include Charlotte, N.C.-based Nucor and Pittsburgh-based Alcoa—contends that affordable natural gas has fueled a rebirth of manufacturing in the United States, but that renaissance could be jeopardized by natural gas exports and a subsequent....





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