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Shell starts construction of Pennsylvania complex

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team - content@chemorbis.com
  • 09/11/2017 (12:02)
According to a statement on the company’s website, Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s subsidiary, Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC, has begun construction works at its petrochemical complex in Potter Township, Pennsylvania.

The company’s investment decision for Pennsylvania Chemicals Project was taken in June, 2016 and the company is expected to start production at the complex by 2020-2021.

The $6 billion site will include a 1.36 million tons/year ethane cracker, three other units with a total production capacity of 1.58 million tons/year of PE.

The company also plans to benefit from the neighboring shale-gas producers in the area to produce PE, LLDPE and HDPE.

In addition to producing over 500,000 tons/year of PE through its joint venture CSPC Nanhai in China, Shell currently operates three petrochemical facilities in the US at Deer Park, Norco and Geismar sites.
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