Shell Holds Public Meetings on Proposed Cracker Plant

  • Shell construction manager Ken Conly talks about the cracker project at the meeting. Photo: Marie Cusick, StateImpact Pennsylvania

April 16, 2014
By Marie Cusick

Shell is still weighing whether to build a multibillion dollar petrochemical plant in Beaver County. A spokesman for the company says it may spend another one or two years deciding.

Although Shell first announced its interest in an industrial site outside Monaca over two years ago, Dan Carlson, who is general manager for new business development at Shell, says the company is still carefully evaluating the proposal.

“We’re not trying to be evasive. We really don’t know,” he says. “Some of this requires input from other parties. For example, the air permit. We’d like to have an air permit before we would fund an investment like this.”

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