This segment is from Thursday's edition of "Digging for Value," in which sector analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman discuss energy and materials news with host Alison Southwick. The twice-weekly show can be viewed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It can also be found on Twitter, along with our extended coverage of the energy and materials sectors @TMFEnergy.
It's a surprise to no one that North America is in the throes of a shale revolution, boosting crude oil and natural gas production to new heights. A bi-product from this drilling bonanza is ethane, a building block used in the creation of everyday products from rubber tires to video game consoles. In this segment, we field a question from Bill Hunnicutt, a Digging for Value listener, who wants to know which ethylene and polyethylene producers are benefiting the most from cheap natural gas liquids.
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