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Shale-Gas Revolution Spurs Wave of New U.S. Steel Plants: Energy

Bloomberg -- The U.S. shale-gas revolution, which has revitalized chemicals companies and prompted talk of domestic energy self-sufficiency, is attracting a wave of investment that may revive profits in the steel industry.

Austrian steelmaker Voestalpine AG (VOE) said Dec. 19 it may construct a 500 million-euro ($661 million) factory in the U.S. to benefit from cheap gas. Nucor Corp. (NUE), the most valuable U.S. steelmaker, plans to start up a $750 million Louisiana project in mid-2013. They’re among at least five U.S. plants under consideration or being built that would use gas instead of coal to purify iron ore, the main ingredient in steel.

“That technology has been around 30 years, but for 29 years gas prices in the U.S. were so high that the technology was not economical,” said Michelle Appleb


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honda0105
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tomok: you're making less sense with all the copy/pasting as time goes on.
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good other than that our economy would be terrible. dhan for a better one
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Shale-Gas Revolution Spurs Wave of New U.S. Steel Plants!
Revolution! More Shale-Gas, More Energy, More Jobs, A Better Economy.
More horizontal natural gas drilling, more rock and subsurface fracking and much more possible pollution to the underground water resources.
Big Oil and Big Gas sells fuel and natural gas on the world market for higher prices through the Gulf Coast refineries. Big Gas transports natural gas to the refineries, processes it, loads it onto tankers for sale to other countries.
The US ‘oil and natural gas resources’ belong to the citizens of this country and are to be used by those same citizens! These resources are Not to be exported without taking care of the domestic market first.
As more and more vehicles are converted to natural gas the price of natural gas will go up and up, natural gas will Not have a reasonable price for very long. Keep natural gas for heating homes and businesses.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII! - The Day After......
52MPG
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Keep the gas and export the steel?
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Anybody thirsty?
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great
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okay.
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Ok
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Don't let unfounded fear and special interests stop the fracking.
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 11:58:13 PM

and then we'll start to import water
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Ok
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Ok.
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 11:50:04 PM

Sounds like it is good for a lot of different parts of the economy. Good for us. Unfortunately (like bigsranch says) not all of it originated here in the US.
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All the trucks loaded with drilling pipe heading west on I-10 out of Houston are picking up their loads at the Port of Houston. Imported steel.

One of the largest manufacturers is Tubos de Acero de Mexico, S.A. (TAMSA).
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Ok
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go faster
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Go slow
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Too many foreign investors.
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Bring it on, the more jobs the better.
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 11:22:20 PM

Interesting.
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 11:22:07 PM

Steel Makers are building over here because labor and fuel is much less here than in Europe.

It is that simple.

We can do just as good a job at a fraction of the price of Europe.
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As long as it all stays in the country.
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More steel making is good, but put them in the rust belt!
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ok
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If steel production re-blossoms in America... that would be a good thing for jobs and the economy.
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Excellent. Need more investment in the US, despite what O wishes.
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good
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Cheap natural gas spin offs are enormous.
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ok
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Ripple effect of business.

Don't let the greenies and BHO (redundant) find out.
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Thanks for posting
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Invest in America,you won't be sorry you did.
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This is why we need more oil and gas exploration and less EPA.
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cheaper energy always makes for cheaper products down the line
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Cant believe any of this story until the "new" plants are up and running !!! Anything is possible !!!!!?
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Gotta Love It!
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Great new jobs
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Good more jobs
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Drill baby drill in all of America as those are jobs and tell OPEC to go pound sand.
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nice
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Keep drilling
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Investing in the U. S. A. is a great idea. Hope all of Obummer's taxes don't make in untenable.
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Better for economy.
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WE SHALL SEE WHERE IT GOES!

HAVE A SAFE NEW YEARS AMERICA!
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Drill baby drill
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Industry growth in the U.S. is great news!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!! :)
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Happy, Healthy New Year to All!
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OK
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Invest in the US and keep the gas here.

[Edited by: 85XJ at 12/31/2012 9:40:11 PM EST]
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Great,it's about time
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