MSC Statement on Shell Ethane Cracker Decision

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition president David Spigelmyer released the following statement on Shell’s decision today to move forward with the construction of “a major petrochemical complex, comprising an ethylene cracker with polyethylene derivatives unit,” in Beaver County:

“Shell’s decision to move forward with this world-class facility, which will put thousands to work across our region through utilizing clean-burning domestic natural gas for decades to come, is welcomed news, especially given the challenging market conditions.

“This investment also reflects that fact that domestic manufacturing’s potential is near limitless thanks to our abundant and stable energy supplies from natural gas.

“We look forward to continuing to work closely with our member company, Shell, and countless other stakeholders – including local businesses as well as building and construction trades – that will make this job-creating facility and its economic benefits a reality for the region and the Commonwealth.”

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