Monday, May 5, 2014

Natural gas liquids

Coal is a big deal on the Ohio River. It's possible that in a few years natural gas liquids will be, too, if crackers and other plants are built to take advantage of processing them rather than shipping them by pipeline to the Gulf Coast, where a lot of such infrastructure is already in place.

Shell is talking about building an ethane cracker in Beaver County, Pa., and Oderbrecht is looking at a site downriver from Parkersburg, W.Va., near the new Blennerhassett Bridge as a site for a cracker.

If you want to read more about what all that could, I suggest this article from Crain's Cleveland Business.