Shell acquires air emission permit for planned US cracker
The company stated that the air emission permit was a significant step for the project. However, the company also reported that they will run some initial site development work before making a final decision on whether to build the project or not.
The planned cracker will cost around $4 billion and is expected to start production in 2019. The new ethane cracker is expected to be able to support the production of 1.5 million tons/year of ethylene, 500,000 tons/year of gas-phased HDPE, 500,000 tons/year of slurry HDPE, and 500,000 tons/year of LLDPE.
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