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Drilling Down: Study Finds Carroll County Wells Emit Pollutants | May 20, 2015

Study Finds Carroll County Wells Emit Pollutants

CORVALLIS, Ore. – People living or working near active natural gas wells may be exposed to certain pollutants at higher levels than the Environmental Protection Agency considers safe for lifetime exposure, according to scientists from Oregon State University and the University of Cincinnati. The researchers found that hydraulic fracturing – a technique for releasing natural […]

Drilling Down: Thai Company Seeks Third Partner for Belmont Cracker | May 19, 2015

Thai Company Seeks Third Partner for Belmont Cracker

  YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The state-owned Thailand company looking to build a $5 billion cracker plant in Belmont County is also looking for a third partner to finance the venture, published reports say. Trade journals are quoting a Reuters story that quoted PTT Global Chemical’s finance executive vice president, Patiparn Sukorndhaman, as saying the company […]

Drilling Down: Trade Journal Reports Shell Cracker Decision ‘Soon’ | May 15, 2015

Trade Journal Reports Shell Cracker Decision ‘Soon’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Shell Chemicals, the division of Royal Dutch Shell that may build a $4 billion ethane cracker plant in Monaco, Pa., has completed front-end engineering design work and “is expected to make a final investment decision soon,” reports IHS Chemical Week. The trade journal said it interviewed the executive vice president of Shell […]