$100 Billion in Petrochem Projects Face Uncertainty Due to Skilled Worker Shortage

“Close to $100 billion of announced new or expanded U.S. petrochemical projects are in the works as domestic manufacturing using unconventional gas increases,” explains writer Carolyn Davis on NaturalGasIntel.com. “Based on industry projections, close to 90,000 craft workers would be needed as soon as 2015 when related projects begin construction along the Gulf Coast.” The topic was discussed at the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers Conference, which was held this week in San Antonio, TX.