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Petrologistics Eyes Bayer Land in West Virginia for Ethane Cracker

10:48 AM MDT | July 8, 2011 | —LINDSEY BEWLEY

PetroLogistics, owner and operator of the world’s largest propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant, may be in talks to buy or lease some of Bayer’s 1,460 unused acres in West Virginia to build an ethane cracker, sources say. The move would take advantage of ethane produced from shale-gas deposits in the Marcellus Shale play. Bayer announced late last year it is looking to lease or sell unused land at Institute and New Martinsville, WV, the most viable locations for a cracker. Sources say PetroLogistics is in discussions with Bayer to build an ethylene unit in the...

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