July 2016, Vol. 243, No. 7

In The News

In the News

Shell Plans to Build Huge Petrochemical Complex in Western Pennsylvania Royal Dutch Shell said last month it will build a multibillion-dollar petrochemical complex near Pittsburgh to make base chemicals and plastics from the natural gas produced in the Marcellus and Utica shale basins. Shell said the location benefits from “shorter and more dependable supply chains, compared to supply from the Gulf Coast.” Shell will retain its petrochemical and refining complex in Deer Park, near Houston. Shell is also planning to expand its chemical complex in Geismar, LA. CEO Ben van Beurden said chemicals are a growth area for Shell which has been cutting thousands of jobs and billions in capital expen

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