February 22, 2013
Listening to Westlake Chemicals' (NYSE: WLK ) earnings call on Tuesday continued to add fuel to the argument that low natural gas prices are a boon for the chemical and agriculture industries. Leveraging the low costs of ethane and propane, Westlake turned a 6.8% slip in revenues into a 209% increase in operating income. Westlake certainly isn't the only company to be experiencing this advantage, and some of the other beneficiaries are putting up a public fight against liquid natural gas exportation from the United States in order to keep current margins as the status quo. What are some other major players enjoying the current market prices? Check out the video below.
Certainly not Chesapeake Energy, a major natural gas producer
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