Chevron Phillips Chemical chose the US Gulf coast for its upcoming ethane cracker project, citing proximity to production as well as Eagle Ford shale. Meanwhile, Shell is targeting the Appalachia region to be near the Marcellus shale. Which US region is more lucrative for a new cracker?

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As low oil prices make naphtha cracking margins in Europe and Asia more competitive, are investments in new, ethane-based petrochemicals capacity in the US and Middle East becoming less attractive?


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