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Study: Sunoco’s Marcus Hook Site Could House Cracker or PDH Unit

9:14 AM MDT | July 6, 2012 | —Lindsey Bewley

Sunoco’s Marcus Hook, PA industrial complex—a former oil refinery and petrochemical facility that was shut down last December—may be able to be re-used in ways that would not have existed if not for the rapid growth of the U.S. shale oil and gas industry, according to a new study from IHS Chemical. “With the recent shale developments and the abundance of cheap natural gas, the U.S. now has a feedstock cost advantage over most other regions of the world for producing certain petrochemical products, such as ethylene or propylene,” says...

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