Volume 92 Issue 42 | p. 10 | News of The Week
Issue Date: October 20, 2014

Ethylene Planned For North Dakota

Investment: The oil-rich region looks to participate in the country’s chemical boom
Department: Business
Keywords: tight-oil, shale, North Dakota, ethylene, ethane

A newly formed company, Badlands NGL, has unveiled plans to build a $4 billion ethylene cracker and polyethylene complex in North Dakota that would tap into the hydrocarbon riches being extracted from shale in the state.

Badlands intends to build an ethane-based ethylene cracker as well as downstream polyethylene plants with 1.5 million metric tons of annual capacity by the end of 2017. The project would be a first for North Dakota, . . .

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