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Shell plans more public meetings on proposed ethane cracker


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Shell is planning two more public meetings about its proposed ethane cracker for western Pennsylvania.

Shell Chemicals is planning a pair of public meetings to discuss its proposed ethane cracker plant for western Pennsylvania.

If built, the multi-billion dollar plant would convert natural gas liquids from the Marcellus Shale into products used by the plastics industry.

Two identical meetings will be held Thursday, November 13th at the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center in Midland, Beaver County. Both will last approximately two hours. The first one will begin at 11am; the second begins at 5:30pm.

In an email to residents, Shell describes the meetings as, “a brief overview of the proposed project, a short presentation on the topics, and then a question-and-answer session featuring a panel of experts from Shell and external organizations.”

The proposed project was first announced in early 2012, but Shell has not made a firm commitment yet. At a pair of public meetings last spring, representatives from the company said they may spend another one or two years deciding about whether to move forward with the plant.



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