Tagged Petrochemical

Attacking Critical Pipeline Infrastructure is Terrorism

Keep It Grounded In Fact (American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers)    Homeland Security considers any attack on critical pipeline infrastructure terrorism; yet ecoterrorists are willing to somehow normalize these acts of violence. In October 2016, extremists broke into and closed the safety valves on five pipelines. In May 2017, arsonists broke in and attempted to…

Shell Lines Up 3K+ Parking Spaces for Cracker Construction Workers

Believe it or not, Shell previously hired a third-party consultant to perform a traffic study in the area where Shell plans to build a $6 billion ethane cracker in Beaver County, PA. Based on the findings and recommendations of that study, Shell has begun to secure parking spots for construction workers that will descend on…

Pennsylvanians Benefit from Record Natural Gas Production

Pennsylvania held its spot as the nation’s second largest natural gas producing state, with a record 5.1 Tcf of clean-burning natural gas produced in the Commonwealth last year, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection’s 2016 Annual Oil & Gas Report. The agency’s report issued this week also shows that as production continues to…

Another 7 Easements Signed for Shell’s Falcon Ethane Pipeline

Last year MDN shared details about Shell’s Falcon Ethane Pipeline system–a pipeline with two “legs” that will feed Shell’s mighty ethane cracker plant in Beaver County, PA (see Shell Working on 94-Mile Ethane Pipeline to Feed PA Cracker). Before the pipeline system had a name (Falcon), Shell had begun the process of signing up landowners…

Study: Appalachia New Gulf Coast for Petchem, WITH Storage Hub

An economic report released yesterday by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) shows that the Appalachian region could become a second center of U.S. petrochemical and plastic resin manufacturing, similar to the Gulf Coast. ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley presented the findings at a Capitol Hill press event with lawmakers including Senator Shelley Moore Capito…

Mon Valley in Catbird Seat, Close to Both Shell & PTT Crackers

As we have endless covered, Shell is in the midst of building a $6 billion ethane cracker plant in Beaver County, PA (see Breaking: Shell Pulls the Trigger, PA Ethane Cracker is a Go!). Cracker plants chemically “crack” ethane to produce ethylene–the raw material used to make plastics, anti-freeze and more. As we point out…

Young Professionals Invited to EIConnect

Charles A. Schliebs Managing Director, Stone Pier Capital Advisors, LP   …. … The Pittsburgh Energy Innovation Center invites young professionals to the first meeting of EIConnect and learn from the experts in the energy industry. The Pittsburgh Energy Innovation Center (EIC) has established EIConnect, an educational and networking organization for young professionals, mostly in but also…

MSC in Times-Tribune: Pa. Must Remain Competitive

By David Spigelmyer After a challenging 2016, we’re beginning to see signs of a fragile energy market recovery. With efforts at the federal level to reform taxes and reduce bureaucratic red tape, states are engaged in a fierce competition for capital and job-creating investment resources. Energy-producing states have an advantage if they have the right…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Fri, May 5, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Shell nears completion of tree planting around cracker site; WV gas tax revenue on the increase; federal oil and gas leases can boost government revenue; nuclear and petroleum battle over subsidies; the future for Phillips 66 is…

In Just Over a Year, American LNG Reaches Europe Via Poland

K.J. Rodgers Crownsville, Maryland   …. ….  In just under a year, American LNG has reached new markets near and far. Now, we are in Europe by the way of Poland through an historic deal.  One year doesn’t seem to be a very long time. A year comes and goes quickly for most of us as…

The Person Most Responsible for Luring Shell Cracker Plant to PA

Whenever a big, important project like the Shell ethane cracker, reported to be a $6 billion investment, goes forward, a whole lotta people were involved before the decision was made. However, if there is one universal truth in business it is this: There is always a champion at the center of any important project. The…

Shell ethane cracker construction to start later this year

Royal Dutch Shell PLC is almost done with site preparation, design and engineering to begin construction late this year on its ethane “cracker” complex. The post Shell ethane cracker construction to start later this year appeared first on Shale Gas Reporter. Continue Reading: Shale Gas Reporter

India Complete’s World’s Biggest Cracker; M-U Gas to Feed It

India’s largest private sector company, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), said yesterday the company has just commissioned the world’s largest and most complex ethane cracker plant, in India. And they did built it in record time–less than three years. MDN has covered RIL in the past–the company invests in Marcellus drilling (see our RIL stories here)….

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