Royal Dutch Shell has renewed its option to buy the Horsehead site in Monaca, Pa., as it continues to evaluate whether to proceed with a $2 billion ethylene plant in the area, said Shell spokeswoman Kimberly Windon. Demolition of a zinc-oxide factory at the site is "being initiated to begin preparation of the site for potential construction," she said. The length of the extension has not been disclosed, according to this article.

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