Marcellus/Utica Ethane to be Exported to Europe Starting This Year

Exporting of Marcellus/Utica ethane from the Marcus Hook facility near Philadelphia is about to become a reality. Ineos Olefins & Polymers, one of Europe’s largest petrochemical companies, has just taken delivery of the first (of a planned eight) Large Gas Carriers (LGC)–an enormous ship specially outfitted to haul NGLs like ethane. The ship is nearly two football fields long and will hold almost 1 million cubic feet of ethane. The plan is to haul ethane to Ineos’ crackers in Scotland and Norway. Here’s the details, brought to us by our favorite government agency, the Energy Information Administration…

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