Shale Energy Law Blog
Natural Gas Liquids Provide Economic Opportunities
September 24, 2014
PowerSource of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette provided commentary discussing future economic opportunities regarding natural gas liquids (NGLs). Olefins plants or cracker facilities transform NGLs into products that are used in many industrial and consumer end applications. The commentary discussed the infrastructure challenge facing many regional policymakers, education institutions, thought leaders and business groups. The commentary suggested the development of an open-access midstream system will guarantee delivery of the region’s NGLs, specifically ethane, to planned Olefins plants and cracker facilities in the Appalachian Valley region to support downstream manufacturing within the local region.