The following information was gleaned from recent reports by Industrial Info Resources ( www.industrialinfo.com), based in Sugar Land, TX.
The Rocky Mountain Region is made up of nine states: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. The majority of the 170 new plants scheduled to come on line will be in Arizona with 35 new plants. Colorado and Idaho will follow with 22 and 18 plants each, respectively.
This could all change if a slew of projects on the drawing board get approved, including light rail and LNG terminal projects worth billions of dollars. Right now, there is close to $9 billion in future spending being planned for 111 industrial projects in Los Angeles County. Of that total, about 60% is for energy-related projects such as LNG and crude oil storage terminals, petroleum refining unit retrofits, power plant upgrades, and new power plants.