SE Iowa fertilizer plant creating jobs and ensuring stable supplies

Implementation of new technologies within the energy sector has unleashed an energy revolution. Horizontal drilling and advanced hydraulic fracturing have unlocked significant stores of domestic shale oil and natural gas.

Access to oil shale re­­sources has sig­­nificantly lowered North American natural gas prices and, in turn, prompted a manufacturing boom. As more shale gas is recovered, the cost benefit to manufacturers improves, thus providing an optimistic economic outlook.

Inexpensive gas resources have fueled billions in manufacturing investment. Within the fertilizer industry alone, new plant investment is likely to reach $12.7...

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