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New Ethane Cracker, Beneficiary of PA’s Largest-Ever State Subsidy, Opens in Beaver County

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Construction of the Shell Cracker Plant along the Ohio River in Beaver County, in January 2019.

Shell’s brand-new ethane cracker in Beaver County is now in operation. For StateImpact Pennsylvania, The Allegheny Front’s Reid Frazier reports the company made the announcement Tuesday.

Read the full story at: https://www.alleghenyfront.org/shells-ethane-cracker-near-pittsburgh-begins-operations/

(Original air-date: 11/18/22)

Reid R. Frazier covers energy for The Allegheny Front. His work has taken him as far away as Texas and Louisiana to report on the petrochemical industry and as close to home as Greene County, Pennsylvania to cover the shale gas boom. His award-winning work has also aired on NPR, Marketplace and other outlets.