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Shell Outlines Plans for North American Derivatives Business

2:34 PM MDT | June 22, 2011 | Lindsey Bewley

Amid developing plans to build a world-scale ethylene plant integrated with derivative units in the Marcellus Shale play of the Northeast U.S., Shell Chemicals says it expects steady growth for its derivatives business in North America.   The company is planning to take advantage of economically-favorable gas feedstocks to grow its derivatives business at its Geismar, LA complex, Sven Royall, v.p./global intermediates at Shell Chemicals tells CW. “We already have extensive infrastructure at Geismar and next year we will begin the first phase of...

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