Pennsylvania Cracker Plant Will Boost Plastics Supply

Amid the current plastics shortage, there’s some good news from across the state border as Shell Pennsylvania Chemicals’ cracker plant in Beaver County, Pennsylvania will reportedly be fully operational next year. Thanks to the plentiful natural gas reserves of the Marcellus and Utica shale plays, this is the first U.S. cracker operation built outside of the Gulf Coast in more than two decades. 3/22/2021