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Shell Chemical LP

Shell Chemical LP is accepting bids until 4 Oct. 2013 from
ethane suppliers for its proposed petrochemical complex in
Pennsylvania (PCN, 8 July 2013, p 1).
The company is currently evaluating Horsehead Corp.'s
Monaca, Penn., site for construction of the $2.5-billion project,
which includes a cracker to upgrade locally sourced
ethane from Marcellus shale gas production, and may include
polyethylene and ethylene glycol units.
"Securing additional ethane supply is one of the key
components in determining next steps as part of the ongoing
site evaluation process," Shell noted.
Ethane supply commitments have been secured from
CNX Gas Co., Hilcorp Energy Co., Noble Energy Inc. and
Seneca Resources Corp., and Shell expects affiliate Shell
Western Exploration and Production to supply ethane.
"Shell Chemical still has several critical milestones to
achieve before making a final investment decision on
whether to proceed with construction of this proposed complex,
" the company said.