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Shell to Relax Cracker-Plus-One Strategy With New Technologies

11:24 AM MDT | October 30, 2007 | —Natasha Alperowicz

Shell Chemicals will move away from its current “cracker-plus-one” portfolio strategy early next decade when technologies that the company is developing are due to be commercialized (CW, June 13, p. 14). The company’s planned technologies include coal-to-chemicals and processes to make chemicals from biomass, as well as developing gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology to make additional chemical products, Ben van Beurden, executive v.p/chemicals at Shell, exclusively told CW recently. Shell’s cracker-plus-one strategy involves focusing on basic...

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