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Top Eagle Ford news stories: April 15-22

Top Eagle Ford news stories: April 15-22

A deadly explosion devastated a Mexican community and low gasoline prices continue to cause problems in the Gulf states. Scroll down to recap this week’s top Eagle Ford news headlines. 5. ‘Hard choices’ in Texas as oil bust, costly lawsuits collide HOUMA, La. (AP) — It might sound strange, but the penny-pinching folks in Louisiana’s Oil Patch can’t wait for ...

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24 dead in Mexico petrochemical plant blast, 8 still missing

24 dead in Mexico petrochemical plant blast, 8 still missing

COATZACOALCOS, Mexico (AP) — The death toll from an explosion that ripped through a petrochemical plant on Mexico’s southern Gulf coast is now 24, state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos reported. Pemex raised the toll late Thursday from the 13 fatalities previously known and said eight workers remained missing. It also said 19 people remained hospitalized, with 13 of them in ...

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Ethane cracker site has been decided

FirstEnergy Generation President James Lash has announced the company’s R.E. Burger power plant site will be home to the Japanese ethane cracker if all goes well. While First Energy Corp. has publicly told reporters it has plans to sell the Burger power plant, Lash confirmed that the company is moving its machine shop at the Burger site to Canonsburg, Pennsylvania ...

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Shell-related report identifies tax base effects for Potter Township

POTTER TWP. — A new report details some best-case and worst-case scenarios for the township if Shell Chemicals builds a petrochemical plant here. The report, coordinated by Beaver County Corporation for Economic Development, shows the financial effects that the shutdown of the Horsehead Corp. zinc smelter and related worker taxes is having on the township. With hundreds of manufacturing jobs ...

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Shell exercises option to buy former zinc plant

MONACA, Pa. (AP) — Shell Chemical LP has exercised its option to buy a former zinc plant in western Pennsylvania, which it hopes to convert to a petrochemical plant. Horsehead Holding Corp., which owns the plant in Potter Township, Beaver County, announced the deal Friday. The company hopes Shell will close on the sale next year. Shell hasn’t formally committed ...

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