Study: Marcellus, Utica shale region could support four more ‘ethane’ crackers

A new study says production of natural gas liquids (NGL) in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays could support up to four additional ethane “cracker” plants in the region in addition to the one that Royal Dutch Shell is building in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. The report, released by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s office and the Team Pennsylvania Foundation, forecasts $2.7 billion to $3.7 billion in investments in NGL assets as well as the opportunity to attract additional cracker plants, petrochemical businesses and plastics manufacturing facilities. For more, read the full report.

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