The question is simple: Should southwestern Pennsylvania be first in line to build a big petrochemical industry in Appalachia? But the debate is much more complex as both sides are fortifying their supporters to lay out the pros and cons. Ultimately, what comes out of these movements — whether a whole-scale change in one direction or the other, or smaller concessions on both sides — could have long-ranging effects on the entire region.
Information on The List was obtained from the Texas Railroad Commission’s Oil and Gas Production database and was pulled on Jan 4. Only North Texas-headquartered