Shell picks Horsehead site for ethane plant

Mar 16, 2012 | 11:50 AM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Shell, Horsehead, Jim Hensler, Tom Corbett, Marcellus shale, Michael Cowden

TORONTO — Royal Dutch Shell Plc is considering plans to build a petrochemical facility on land owned by zinc producer Horsehead Corp.

Shell Chemical LP, a subsidiary of the Dutch energy giant, said it had signed a land option agreement with Horsehead to evaluate a complex in Beaver County, Pa., that would include a "cracker" to produce ethylene from ethane extracted from the Marcellus shale, a large natural gas....

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