Tagged Petrochemical

The Tourism and Petroleum Industries Thrive in America’s Gulf Coast

America’s Gulf Coast states attract people from all over the world to their beautiful beaches. And right alongside a flourishing tourism industry exists a robust oil and natural gas industry, as EID’s latest infographic shows. EID recently took a deeper look at the tourism industries of Florida and Texas, and in this report dives into…

WV Northern Panhandle Sees Econ Revival with Nearby Cracker Proj

It seems the northern panhandle area of West Virginia is sitting in the catbird seat. The geography of Hancock, Brooke, Ohio and Marshall counties sits in between Shell’s ethane cracker plant in Beaver County, PA on one side, and the proposed PTT Global Chemical cracker plant in Belmont County, OH on the other side. The…

The Right State Policies Can Drive Job-Creating Investment

Natural gas development in the Marcellus Shale region is “fueling a wave of investment in U.S. petrochemical plants,” CNBC reported this week. According to the report, shale gas production in the tri-state area, coupled with new investments in ethane cracking facilities – such as the project under construction in Beaver County – present an opportunity…

Latest Amount Shell Paid for Ethane Pipeline Easements Goes Down

Bit by bit, piece by piece, Shell is getting landowners in Beaver County, PA to sign easements for its 94-mile Falcon Ethane Pipeline–a pipeline with two “legs” that will feed Shell’s mighty ethane cracker plant. MDN exclusively broke the news in February 2016 that Shell had begun to sign leases with landowners for the pipeline…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Tue, Jul 11, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: M-U rig count unchanged; PTT Global has spent $130M so far on Ohio cracker project; trade unions working overtime to recruit new apprentices; mineral rights can make you rich; Russian hackers target US energy networks, maybe; shale…

Kathryn Z. Klaber: Region’s identity crisis hindering investment

We may be having an identity crisis in Pittsburgh. At a recent conference for oil, gas and petrochemical industry professionals here, our region was referred to in at least three different ways: “Appalachia,” the “Marcellus/Utica basin,” and the “Northeast.” These monikers create different impressions of geography and attributes for each of us. Why does it…

PTT Global Buys Land for Belmont, OH Ethane Cracker Plant

Although a final investment decision (FID) is still months away, Thailand-based PTT Global Chemical decided spending $13.8 million to buy 168 acres at the proposed site for a second Appalachia ethane cracker, in Belmont County, OH, would be a good investment. Which they have now done. The deal, which closed in June, is just now…

Wonderful Things: How Fracking Is Changing Everything

Tom Shepstone Natural Gas NOW … …  Fracking is accomplishing wonderful things for this nation, making us, once again, an industrial powerhouse with spectacular potential far beyond our dreams. There is such good news out there when it comes to fracking, even though the term often fails to be part of the story. A Today…

Those Who Would “Protect the Children” Endanger Them

Keep It Grounded In Fact (American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers)    There are none more threatening to the lives of children than the voices of extremism who would destroy life as we know it to “protect the children.” Anti-pipeline activist Cherri Foytlin—state director of Bold Louisiana and one of the organizers of a new “resistance camp” protesting construction of…

New study projects 2 million more natural gas related jobs by 2040

A new study released Tuesday by the American Petroleum Institute predicted two million new jobs coming from the natural gas industry by 2040. The natural gas industry, along with other related economic activity, now employs four million Americans from drilling to pipeline construction. The report, based on projections from the Energy Information Administration, also predicted…

Shell Gets Important Wastewater Permit for Beaver Cracker Plant

It was more than six months in the making, but finally the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection has granted Shell a permit that allows the facility to discharge wastewater and storm water into the Ohio River. Which may sound like Shell just got a permit to pollute the Ohio River–but that’s not what is happening….

PA DCED Sec Davin Visits Shell Cracker Site, Pushes Severance Tax

Dennis Davin, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) took a field trip to visit the Shell ethane cracker site in Beaver County, PA last Friday. Davin was there to do some justified bragging about the facility and what it will mean for the Keystone State over the next 10 years….

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