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SHELL cracker plant #5196173 08/25/19 12:03 PM
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Good Afternoon gentlemen smile

The massive SHELL ethylene cracker plant is 7.5 miles from where I live. Can anyone tell me or guess if SHELL will probably use some of the other gases from natural gas, ethylene etc in their motor oils? I dont know much especially about GTL base stocks.

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Re: SHELL cracker plant [Re: 53' Stude] #5196193 08/25/19 12:47 PM
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Sounds like it's going to make a WHOLE BUNCH of plastic pellets, to be used in plastic manufacturing-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shell_Pennsylvania_Petrochemicals_Complex
I would imagine it would bring a lot of jobs to your area, looks pretty big.


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Re: SHELL cracker plant [Re: 53' Stude] #5196195 08/25/19 12:49 PM
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The basics as I understand them, GTL combines shorter carbon molecules (lighter) into longer carbon molecules (heavier) to get the desired weight/viscosity/product. I would imagine that the oil companies have developed the technology to combine just about any length carbon molecule.


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Re: SHELL cracker plant [Re: JLTD] #5196223 08/25/19 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by bullwinkle
Sounds like it's going to make a WHOLE BUNCH of plastic pellets, to be used in plastic manufacturing-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shell_Pennsylvania_Petrochemicals_Complex
I would imagine it would bring a lot of jobs to your area, looks pretty big.



Well, tons of union construction and co tractor jobs yeah. When completed only 400 or so SHELL employees will be there.
Originally Posted by JLTD
The basics as I understand them, GTL combines shorter carbon molecules (lighter) into longer carbon molecules (heavier) to get the desired weight/viscosity/product. I would imagine that the oil companies have developed the technology to combine just about any length carbon molecule.


Thanks for the info. So it probably wont do anything in relation to GTL?

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Re: SHELL cracker plant [Re: 53' Stude] #5196253 08/25/19 02:01 PM
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XOM is building one on the lower Texas coast - massive plant. The product demand is clearly there.

Re: SHELL cracker plant [Re: 53' Stude] #5196637 08/25/19 09:50 PM
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The future is in plastics.

400 or so employees is still a decent number and then you add in ancillary jobs created.

On a recent thread regarding Ineos, there was mention on their website of producing pellets for plastic production. Diversification is key for the oil companies.


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