MSC Statement on Shell Chemical LP Ethane Cracker Announcement

Canonsburg, PA – Marcellus Shale Coalition president Kathryn Klaber issued the following statement on Shell Chemical’s announcement that it will move forward with evaluating a location for a potential ethane cracker in Beaver County, Pennsylvania:

“Today’s announcement by Shell is a win-win for the region’s workforce and economy and further demonstrates the tremendous resource contained in both the Marcellus and Utica shale. While located in Pennsylvania, the supply chain and potential economic impact of this project will span the multi-state region while serving as an anchor in the resurgence of the domestic manufacturing sector.

“As a Beaver County native, it’s particularly gratifying to see that the economic revitalization of the river communities may be just around the corner. This announcement is further indication of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Governor Corbett’s continued work to responsibly develop the Marcellus and expand broad-based economic benefits for all. This is certainly an exciting day for the natural gas industry, this region and the nation.”

NOTE: Click here for Shell’s announcement.