Royal Dutch Shell is developing a cracker project in Beaver County, Pa., and more projects are expected to follow, including a potential investment from PTT Global Chemical. Access to natural gas liquids gives the region "a significant advantage" when it comes to attracting the next wave of chemical investments, said Wally Kandel, senior vice president of Solvay Specialty Polymers USA and co-founder of Shale Crescent USA.
Next US chemical hub taking shape in Appalachia
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