Shell continues to move forward with the work on the cracker plant even though it still has not committed to purchase the land in Monaca, PA. It appears that Shell has tied up all the land around the proposed facility. In speaking with a Pittsburgh realtor, it’s impossible to buy any land near the facility.
An indication of Shell moving forward is the fact that Shell has told the railroad company that will build the rail line at its cracker plant to purchase the all the track and material needed to build the line.
Beaver County Commissioners are a giving tour of the Monaca site this Friday, October 3, 2014. The purpose of the tour is to give local government officials and businesses an idea of what is coming. This tour certainly is a positive sign that Shell will be moving forward with the construction of the cracker plant.