Region Could Support 4 More Cracker Plants: Study

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A new study says that by 2030 Pennsylvania is capable of producing enough ethane to support four more cracker complexes in the Marcellus and Utica shale region – and that’s excluding Royal Dutch Shell’s $6 billion cracker project under construction in Monaca, Pa. The report, “Prospects to Enhance Pennsylvania’s Opportunities in Petrochemical Manufacturing,” compiled by IHS Markit, was released Tuesday by Pennsylvania officials during a conference in Houston. T

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