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Petro-Chemical Complex

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Shell Oil Considers Building Ethylene Cracker In Pittsburgh Region

It’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.

09/28/2011