A multi billion dollar ethylene plant could be a game changer for gas drilling in Pennsylvania

06.08.16 | Sarah Harnisch

For the past couple of years, gas drilling production has dropped because of lower natural gas prices. One by one, companies have moved out of the Keystone State. But now, one company is moving in. And it could create 600 full time jobs, and 6,000 part time construction jobs as the plant is built.

Shell Oil announced it will create a multi-billion dollar plant in western Pennsylvania in Beaver County. The plant will produce polyethylene, which is used in everything from food packaging containers to parts for cars.