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Shell to Evaluate Site at Monaca, PA for Potential Ethane Cracker

3:09 PM MDT | March 15, 2012 | Lindsey Bewley

Shell Chemical says signed a land option agreement with Horsehead Corp. (Pittsburgh, PA) to evaluate a site at Monaca, PA for a potential petrochemical complex. The company announced last year it was developing plans to build a world-scale ethylene plant atop Marcellus Shale natural gas deposits in the U.S. Northeast. The cracker would have ethylene capacity of about 1.3 million m.t./year. Polyethylene (PE) will be the main downstream product and the company is also considering an ethylene glycol (EG) plant. Much of the PE and EG production would be used by...

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