The surge of U.S. natural gas production has set off a feud between oil and gas producers and petrochemical companies over exporting liquefied natural gas. Outside of this battle, these two industries share a common problem caused by this production frenzy: intense competition for skilled workers. In this video, contributor Aimee Duffy looks at how the chemical industry in particular is dealing with a dearth of skilled labor in the face of an almost unprecedented industry-wide expansion.

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