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  1. Refinery: Pennsylvania township Oks $6 billion ethane cracker plant

      MONACA, Pa. (AP) — Supervisors of a western Pennsylvania township have granted a conditional use permit for a $6 billion ethane cracker plant proposed by Shell Chemicals . A 10-hour hearing last month ended without a decision because the Potter Township supervisors wanted Shell and the Clean Air Council, an environmental group that opposes the plant, to filed legal arguments about the permit. At Wednesday night's two-hour meeting the supervisors imposed noise limits, and pledged to investigation any complaints of light pollution or traffic disruptions that could occur once construction begins in the next two years. Shell has said the plant will create 6,000 construction jobs and 600 permanent jobs once the plant opens. Shell still needs state environmental regulators to modify two pollution permits held by the property's former owner, and get federal permits, before construction begins.

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    Fri, 13 Jan 2017

  2. Shell selling 50% SADAF stake to SABIC

    Royal Dutch Shell PLC will sell its 50% interest in the Saudi Petrochemical Co. (SADAF) joint venture to Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC), its partner, for $820 million.

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    Mon, 23 Jan 2017

  3. First VLEC cargo caps landmark year for ethane trade

    Seaborne exports of ethane from the US began early in 2016 and advanced technologically in the year’s final month.

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    Thu, 29 Dec 2016

  4. Antero lifts 2017 capital budget by 7%

    Antero Resources Corp., Denver, has set its 2017 capital budget at $1.5 billion, up 7% from 2016. The total includes $1.3 billion for drilling and completions and $200 million for core leasehold additions and extensions.

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    Fri, 6 Jan 2017

  1. Regulators approve permits for restart of Louisiana ethane cracker

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    Wed, 31 Aug 2016

  2. Ethane production expected to increase as petrochemical consumption and exports expand

    Ethane production is expected to increase from 1.1 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2015 to 1.4 million b/d in 2017, accounting for two-thirds of total U.S. hydrocarbon gas liquid (HGL) production growth.

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    Fri, 1 Apr 2016

  3. Mariner East 1 ships first ethane for export

    Sunoco Logistics Partners LP said its Mariner East 1 pipeline between the Pittsburgh area and Mark Hook, Pa., on the Delaware River has begun carrying ethane along with propane and has delivered its first ethane for export.

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    Fri, 11 Mar 2016

  4. Texas ethane cracker on track for 2017 startup, Mexichem says

    Occidental Chemical Corp. (OxyChem) and Mexichem SAB de CV (Mexichem) remain on schedule to commission their 50-50 joint venture Ingleside Ethylene LLC’s 1.2 billion-lb/year (550,000-tonne/year) ethane cracker at Ingleside, Tex., in early 2017.

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    Fri, 26 Feb 2016

  5. Thai operator secures feedstock supply for Louisiana cracker restart

    Indorama Ventures Olefins LLC (IVO), a subsidiary of Thailand’s Indorama Ventures PCL (IVP), Bangkok, has entered a long-term supply agreement with Targa Resources Corp., Houston, for delivery of all ethane and propane feedstock supplies IVL will require for its renovation and restart of a dormant ...

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    Thu, 15 Dec 2016

  6. EPP secures additional ethane export volumes

    Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPP) has signed an additional long-term contract to export ethane from its terminal under construction at Morgan’s Point, Tex. With the new agreement, volumes from EPP’s 200,000-b/d ethane export terminal are about 90% contracted.

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    Wed, 11 Nov 2015

  7. Ineos to supply US ethane to Scottish ethylene cracker

    Ineos Europe AG, a unit of Ineos AG, Switzerland, has entered a deal for the long-term supply of US ethane supplies to ExxonMobil Chemical Ltd.’s 830,000-tonne/year Fife ethylene plant (FEP) at Mossmorran on Scotland’s eastern coast near Braefoot Bay, about 25 miles north of Edinburgh.

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    Mon, 9 Nov 2015

  8. Willbros awarded ethane export pipeline construction project

    Willbros Group Inc. says that HSC Pipeline Partnership LLC (a subsidiary of Enterprise Products Partners LP) has awarded it a contract to construct a 15.5-mile, 24-inch ethane pipeline from Enterprise's storage facility near Mont Belvieu in Chambers County, Texas, to Enterprise's Morgan's Point ...

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    Fri, 5 Jun 2015

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