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Integrated Cracker, PE Plant Planned for Northeast

8:11 AM MDT | July 20, 2012 | —Gregory DL Morris

Privately held Appalachian Resins is raising funds to build a grassroots, $500-million, 500-million-lb/year integrated olefins and polymers complex in the northeast U.S., likely in West Virginia, company officials say. The complex is designed to monetize the abundant ethane being extracted from the Marcellus Shale (table) and is slated to be onstream by the end of 2016. Neither technology for the steam cracker nor for the polyethylene (PE) unit has been selected, but the company’s proposals to investors indicate a process that can swing from high-density to...

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