NewsFlashShell developing plans for worldscale ethylene plant in US

06 June 2011 16:00  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Shell is developing plans for a worldscale ethylene plant with integrated derivative units in the Appalachian region of the US, to take advantage of the area’s Marcellus shale gas reserves, the Anglo-Dutch oil major said on Monday.

Shell is evaluating derivative choices, with polyethylene (PE) as the leading option, the company said.

The Netherlands-based company did not disclose a time schedule for its plans, nor did it discuss potential investment amounts.

By: Brian Ford
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