Why Shale Gas Matters

Unique U.S. position

Shale gas is a relevantly recent phenomenon. In a few short years U.S. natural gas prices have declined from over $12 per MBtu in 2008 to just above $3 today. This is certainly a tsunami of change in an era of ever increasing energy prices. Our manufacturing competitors in Europe, China, and Japan, who have been unable to exploit shale gas, resulting in prices dramatically above those in the U.S. Beyond the obvious opportunity to reduce energy costs, what are the larger implications for U.S. manufacturing?

First tsunami wave

The first wave of manufacturing opportunity is in products to support the shale drilling industry. These range from specialty steel pipe to protective gear for the tens of thousands of drill deck hands. Companies such as Vallourec, a French pipe manufacturer, have seized the opportunity in this case with a new $650 million dollar plant to supply steel pipe. As in many such opportunities, those who have quickly executed on their vision become market leaders. The shale gas tsunami is causing even bigger waves of change. Leaders in manufacturing are preparing for those changes.


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Events and News

Oil and Gas Investors Summit


We will be presenting at the Oil and Gas Investors Summit in London June 16-19th 




We will be preseting on April 10th in Atlantic City at Globalcon join us 


Marcellus to Manufacturing


We will be presenting at the 3rd Annual Marcellus to Manufacturing conference on March 26th-27th in Charleston WV



The State Journal


Quotes from our presentation at InformEx 2014 download


InformEx 2014


TopLine Analytics presention at the Speciality and Fine Chemicals conference Informex 2014 in Miami: download


Canton Repository Article


Quotes from the Utica 2014 Manufacturing Summit: download


Utica 2104 Manufacturing Summit


TopLine Analytics presented Shale gas revolution to Chemical Renaissance to Manufacturing renewal on October 23 in Canton Ohio: download 


Brazilian Cracker in Marcellus


In a Environment and Energy article our views on a Brazilian ethane cracker located in the Marcellus: dowload


Business Journal Interview


In a cover story Aug 2013 article A chemical revolution that will shock the world interviewed TopLine Analytics download


White Paper with PricewaterhouseCoopers

TopLine Analytics is contributing author to the Shale gas: Reshaping the US chemicals industry. The paper has been carried or quoted in over 2 dozen publications: contact


Shale Petrochemical Manufacturing Summit


TopLine Analytics participated in a panel discussion and presented  Innovations in Shale Gas Demand at the November 7-9th Conference in Philadelphia PA: download


White Paper on Shale gas tsunami


What is the shale gas tsunami, how does it impact US manufacturing and what are manufacturing leaders doing to prepare: download