Shell Pipeline Company LPis holding a binding open season through Nov. 18 for the 107,000 b/d ethane pipeline system that will feed its planned cracker in Western Pennsylvania's Beaver County. The Falcon Ethane Pipeline Systemwould have two legs and three source points to receive ethane from processing and fractionation facilities in Southwest Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio (see Daily GPI, Aug. 16). Shell said that if shipper demand exceeds the system's initial offered capacity then it would be expanded to accommodate committed volumes. Shell plans to begin construction on the cracker late next year and has said operations would begin in the early 2020s (see Daily GPI, June 7). Construction of the pipeline is scheduled to begin in late 2018. More information about the open season can be found at Shell Pipeline's website.
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