West Virginia may still secure an ethane cracker despite Shell's recent decision to explore a potential site in Pennsylvania, said West Virginia Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette. "We have the building blocks, a trained chemical workforce, abundant supplies of ethane-rich natural gas, and a robust infrastructure. Just from an operational picture, a world class cracker will likely require an investment from $3 billion to $5 billion," Burdette added.

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