Royal Dutch Shell has chosen Pennsylvania over other Marcellus Shale states as the potential location for what could be a multibillion-dollar ethane cracker. While site reviews are needed before an investment decision is made, "this is our preferred site, and we fully expect to proceed with it," said Dan Carlson of Shell Chemicals. "We are very encouraged by today's news, which is yet another sign that a renaissance is under way in American chemistry," said American Chemistry Council President and CEO Cal Dooley.

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