ORLANDO, FLA. (May 8, 1:45 p.m. ET) — The ongoing North American shale gas boom was on the minds of executives at many materials companies at NPE2012. It’s like the gold rush," Dow executive Mauro Gregorio said of the shale boom in an interview at NPE2012, held April 1-5 in Orlando. "The discovery of shale gas is one of the most important events in the U.S. in a long time.
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