Shell Cracker Plant: Aerial Views Oct 2021 & Oct 2022

From an October 1, 2021 flight, to a second flight a year later on October 21, 2022, we see further development at Shell’s Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex along the Ohio River north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:

VIDEO: Ethane Crackers & Associated Health Impacts

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Shell’s petrochemical city in Potter Township finally gets cracking
November 15, 2022 – Shell Chemical’s Beaver County petrochemical complex is now operational, the company announced on Tuesday, capping a decade of anticipation. The sprawling facility on the Ohio River in Potter Township is now turning the natural gas liquid ethane into lentil-sized plastic pellets. The project has enjoyed the support of several governors and was granted more than $1.6 billion in public incentives. The company expects to ramp up to its full annual production goal of 3.5 billion pounds of polyethylene pellets by the second half of next year.

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