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Mariner East a boon to Philadelphia’s position as energy hub

Philadelphia has long been positioned to become a central energy hub for the northeast. Sunoco Logistics’ Mariner East project will soon fill the need of lacking pipeline infrastructure, spurring the potential growth. Gas & Oil Magazine reports that Sunoco Logistics recently made a public statement confirming the construction of the pipeline spanning from southwest Pennsylvania to the Marcus Hook Industrial ...

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Sunoco plans 2.4 million barrel NGL storage facility in Philadelphia

Sunoco Logistics Partners is pursuing state approval for the construction of cryogenic tanks capable of storing approximately 2.4 million barrels of natural gas liquids (NGL) outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, according to a report by Reuters. According to a filing the company submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in September, the tanks will hold 300,000 barrels of ethane, 600,000 ...

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Shell Chemical to acquire Beaver County land

On Friday Gov. Tom Corbett announced that Shell Chemical LP is exercising its land option with the Horsehead Corporation to acquire new acreage in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, reports the Pennsylvania Business Daily. Shell is currently in the process of analyzing the land for a possible multi-billion dollar drilling project. Although the acquisition of the land is moving the company forward, ...

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Sasol and Technip sign contract for proposed La. ethane cracker complex

Sasol Ltd., a South Africa-based company, and France-based Technip have signed a contract to work on Sasol’s proposed complex in Westlake, Louisiana, according to the Oil & Gas Journal. The proposed complex would be an integrated ethane cracker and downstream derivatives plant. Under the contract, Technip will be responsible for furnace engineering and procurement. The complex requires eight proprietary Ultra ...

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Shale drilling in Ohio, neighboring states could support three large ethane cracker plants

JACKSON TWP. — Ohio’s Utica shale is generating enough liquid ethane to support several processing plants that can carry a price tag of several billion dollars. That assessment came Tuesday from Cleveland State University economist Iryna Lendel, a speaker at the daylong Utica Summit II at Kent State University’s Stark Campus. At least four of the so-called cracker plants that ...

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Largest private equity project in ND history to aid in flare reduction goals


Badlands NGL along with Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced today that they are working together to develop and invest in a polyethylene manufacturing plant for the state. The company expects to invest around $4 billion to the project, making it the largest private equity project in North Dakota history. Polyethylene manufacturing plants convert ethane into polyethylene which is used to make plastics ...

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Gas-to-liquids plant one step closer for Louisiana

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media Sasol Ltd., an energy and chemical company based in South Africa, has gained approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a permit to build a massive complex near Lake Charles, Louisiana. The project, budgeted for anywhere from $16 billion to $21 billion in costs, will include a gas-to-liquids plant and an ethane ...

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Pembina buys pipeline to tap into Bakken shale production

Reuters Pembina Pipeline Corp, which operates regional pipelines in western Canada, said on Tuesday it has agreed to pay $650 million to acquire Vantage pipeline system, which carries up to 40,000 barrels per day of natural gas liquids from North Dakota’s Bakken shale field to southern Alberta. Pembina is also buying Mistral Midstream Inc’s interest in a Saskatchewan ethane processing ...

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Indian firm plans exports of ethane from U.S. shale fields


David Conti | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review An Indian conglomerate’s plan to ship ethane from the United States to a chemical complex in its home country might involve gas from the Marcellus shale. Reliance Industries said this week it struck a deal with a North American export terminal and ordered six new, massive ships to carry 1.5 million tons of ethane annually ...

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