Shell Pipeline Company LP has been granted permits for the Falcon Ethane Pipeline System. The 97-mile common carrier ethane pipeline will be located in Southwestern Pennsylvania and will extend into Eastern Ohio and West Virginia.

Connecting Ethane Sources

The Falcon Ethane Pipeline System will connect the three major ethane source points –  Houston, Pa., Scio, Ohio, and Cadiz, Ohio, in the rich gas portions of the Marcellus and Utica shale reservoirs.

The pipeline will initially connect to the Shell petrochemical facility under construction in Monaca, Pa., which is  located in a key area as more than 70 percent of the North American polyethylene market sits within a 700-mile radius of Pittsburgh.

The mostly 12-inch pipeline will enhance ethane supply, building new and reliable infrastructure while keeping safety as the top priority.

The project will bring new jobs to the area, with up to 1,000 workers at peak of construction and four to six permanent employees when completed.