Shell ethane ‘cracker’ skyline to change dramatically in 2018

The site of Royal Dutch Shell’s $6 billion ethane “cracker” plant in Beaver County, Pennsylvania should start showing signs of “more tangible construction” in 2018, with the company already pushing hard on infrastructure work there, reports the Pittsburgh Business Times. “Next year we’ll start (construction of the major pieces of the plant) and suddenly the whole skyline of the site will change dramatically,” said Shell Global Solutions’ Todd Whittemore during a recent shale conference in Pittsburgh. For more, read the full story.