Gov. Corbett Talks Tax Breaks For Cracker PlantGovernor Tom Corbett is making his first comments today about $1.6 billion in tax breaks he's proposing to help bring Shell Oil's new multi-billion dollar cracker plant to Beaver County.
Safety Of Chloramine Questioned By Clean Water ActivistsThe Mon River is the water source for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania American Water customers. Next month, that water will be undergoing a new treatment process involving chloramine, a mixture of chlorine and a smaller amount of ammonia.
Shell Oil Considers Building Ethylene Cracker In Pittsburgh RegionIt's one more major example of just how huge this Marcellus Shale boom is becoming. Shell Oil may build something called an ethylene cracker - a major petro-chemical plant - in our region. The plant is expected to spawn a whole new industry - producing ethylene - a by-product of shale drilling to make plastics.