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Shell obtained approval for new complex in Pennsylvania

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team - content@chemorbis.com
  • 20/01/2017 (17:12)
According to media reports, Royal Dutch Shell PLC will start the construction of a new petrochemical complex in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which is estimated to cost $6 billion.

The reports revealed that the company decided to make an investment on building a new complex, which will include an ethylene cracker, last June. The new facility will use low-cost ethane from shale gas producers in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia and have a production capacity of 1.6 million tons/year of PE.

The reports indicated that the company is expecting to start construction towards the end of 2017 and start operations in ten years.
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