Beaver County, home to nearby Marcellus Shale development (and several members of the extended Pitzarella family), is poised for growth thanks to Shell’s announced ethane “cracker.”

In a three part series from Natural Gas Intel, the editors gathered with industry experts and analysts to see what the downstream future for natural gas related products like ethane could mean for the region.

Panelists indicated the hope is for the announced facility to be the “tip of the iceberg” for more such facilities. From the report:

The Appalachian Basin’s shale formations helped to birth the natural gas renaissance in North America, and the region now is poised to join the Gulf Coast as a major petrochemical hub, a group of experts said Monday.


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