Statement by Senator Elder Vogel on the Shell Chemical Corporation Announcement

Senator Elder Vogel of Beaver County released the following statement on Shell Chemical Corporation’s announcement today:

“Today’s announcement by Shell is extraordinary for Beaver County and Western Pennsylvania. The purchase of this land option on the Horsehead property has made clear Shell’s intention to further evaluate the possibility of locating an Ethane Cracker Facility in Potter and Center Townships.”

“Since taking office, my highest priority has been to make Beaver County attractive to the job creators. In the days ahead, if Shell makes a final decision to locate their facility in Beaver County, the landscape for job creation and the economy of the region will change dramatically.”

“Without a doubt, ensuring a portion of the recently passed Impact Fee on Natural Gas goes toward the development of this project makes the site additionally attractive. If plans for the facility come to fruition, the jobs will come and our economy will prosper. Related industries will grow, as the development and long-term requirements of a cracker facility would be realized.”

“I want to sincerely thank Governor Tom Corbett for his strident efforts to bring this facility to Beaver County.”

CONTACT: Joe Weidner
(724) 774-0444

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