Shell’s $6 billion ethane cracker in Beaver County could be the first of several large chemical plants in the region. That’s because there’s enough ethane being produced to provide the chemical industry with the raw material without any additional drilling.
The nation's nuclear power industry is having a tough time. Like coal companies, it's struggling amid slowing demand for electricity, and competition from cheaper natural gas. That's why the nuclear industry has been turning to state legislatures for help.