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Seize Opportunities Linked to New Ethane Cracker Development in the Northeast
Address Regional Construction
Challenges Head On

Top 2017 Speakers Include:

  • Mike-Turzai
    Honorable Mike Turzai Speaker
    Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • Ian Rubin
    Ian Rubin Director Corporate Development
    Braskem America
  • Joseph C. Eddy
    Joseph C. Eddy President/CEO
    Eagle Manufacturing Company
  • Scheel
    James E. ScheelSVP, Northeast Gathering & Processing
  • Denis Menegaz
    Denis Menegaz Vice President, Project Management
  • soon
    Joseph MinnitteExternal Relations Advisor
    Shell Chemicals

The Northeast U.S. Petrochemical Construction Conference 2017 will help the rebirth of the petchem corridor along the Ohio River. Appalachia was the backbone of the US petchem business from 1920 to the 1960s, then the Gulf Coast infrastructure started to surpass Appalachia with the new Gulf Coast development from the 1960’s until the turn of the century. Now, with the shale revolution of the 21st century, we have the development of very competitively priced oil and gas reserves in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays – potentially the most prolific gas-dominated play in the US in years. So the plan to develop new petchem infrastructure in the middle of Appalachian Basin makes sense.

Steve Woodward, Senior Vice President, Antero Resources

Patrick McFall
Antero Resources

Join North America’s Largest Commercial Petrochemical Sector Meeting of 400+ Industry Leaders from the Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, New Jersey & Delaware Region.

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Brand New Perspectives & Insight On:

  • Petrochemical Producers Detail Their Construction Outlook & Needs:

    Updates on cracker project development in the region, projected volumes, polyethylene grades, feedstock infrastructure and procurement requirements

  • From Building a Single Facility, to Building an Industry:

    What investments are suppliers, service providers, pipelines, plastics manufacturers, EPCs and railroads planning to buildout a regional petrochemical hub

  • Developing a Workforce for Peak Construction:

    New strategies for successful workforce development in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, New Jersey & Delaware

  • EPCs & Operators Reveal Engineering & Construction Strategies:

    Hear how cracker project development in the Northeast is being set up for successful project execution

  • Feedstock Infrastructure:

    Key stakeholders outline NGL infrastructure investments required to spur a plastics and chemical manufacturing renaissance in the Northeast

  • Investment, Jobs and Partnerships:

    The Shell project has been a “game changer” for the region. Ensure you are positioned to profit from the resulting growth opportunities

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Join us as we chart Northeast US petrochemical development

If you are a leader in the petrochemical, energy, plastics, supply chain, construction or governmental sectors in the Northeast US, you’re dealing with the implications of a transformation to the regional economy in light of new petrochemical development. At the Northeast US Petrochemical Construction Conference 2017 you’ll hear from the leaders that are driving and shaping that transformation, plus you’ll meet and share ideas with people like yourself that are wrestling with the opportunities and challenges that accompany such a vast change.

In June 2016, Shell approved a new multi-billion-dollar petrochemical complex that will be located about 30 miles north-west of Pittsburgh. The complex will use ethane from shale gas producers in the Marcellus and Utica basins to produce 1.6 million tons of polyethylene per year. Site preparation has begun, and start-up is scheduled for 2022.

Additional crackers in the region are in the pipeline. Thailand’s PTT Global and Japan’s Marubeni are expected to make a decision on a 1 mtpa cracker by spring 2017. There is already a tremendous amount of planning underway for facilities that will spring up around the Shell cracker. Whole new supply chains need to be created. Plastics-manufacturing facilities will follow in a few years. The Northeast US stands on the cusp of a petrochemical, chemical and plastics manufacturing renaissance. Dennis Davin, Pennsylvania Secretary of Community and Economic Development, noted at the 2016 edition of this conference that Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia would contribute to the 6,000-strong workforce needed for the Shell project alone at peak construction, and to the 600 full-time jobs. “We know there are going to be plastics manufacturers, maybe fertilizer manufacturers, and a variety of other types of manufacturers and downstream companies that are going to look for sites that are in south-west Pennsylvania, in Ohio, and West Virginia,” he added. The overarching picture emerging is one dominated by increased jobs, community development and economic growth.

This conference will collect the leading players and thinkers at the heart of the investments and strategies linked to new ethane cracker development in one room. It will be the place where important deals and decisions are made, with a huge ripple effect on the Northeast US region over time.

We have gathered some of the most influential business, government and labor leaders, policy-makers, entrepreneurs, investors, consultants and others who are driving the transformation of the Northeast US economy into a regional petrochemical powerhouse. Their insights are key to understanding the trends at play. We look forward to welcoming you and your team to Pittsburgh in June.

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Why you should attend:

If you want to understand how petrochemical development in the Northeast US will change the business & labor landscape, or are working with petrochemical producers on engineering & construction projects in the region (or plan to be) – join us in Pittsburgh next June.


  • Find new opportunities to address regional engineering and construction challenges, such as workforce development
  • Understand in granular detail what ethane cracker projects like Shell’s Project Franklin mean for region
  • Be among the first to understand how you can leverage the emergence of a regional petrochemical sector in the Northeast US
  • Meet face-to-face with 450+ other petrochemical producers, innovators, investors, customers and thought leaders
  • Discover business, investment, partnership, hiring, learning and career opportunities
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Stand out from the crowd at the 2nd Northeast U.S. Petrochemical Construction Conference 2017:

Petrochemical Update events attract high profile local, regional and national press coverage - will your company make the headlines?

Press Registration is Now Open

Petrochemical Update invites journalists and press to attend the event on a complimentary basis. Passes include:

  • Access to the VIP networking room, drinks reception and networking lunches so you can network with the biggest names and get the inside scoop on the latest developments
  • Full 2-day access to the conference, including the exhibition and networking parties, so you can see all the demos and announcements in action

This is where the real business conversations take place and you’ll be able to go beyond the hype and bring an interesting perspective that we’ve yet to see in the media. To review the speakers confirmed for this event, click here.

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Got a question? Get in touch below!

Karla Sharp

Theo Larn Jones

Senior Project Director
Petrochemical Update
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(Global) +44 (0) 207 422 4320

Joshua Bull

Joshua Bull

Founder & Head of Sector
Petrochemical Update
(US) +1800 814 3459 x7196
(Global) +44 (0) 207 375 7196

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Paul Robinson

Business Development -
Oil, Nuclear & Petrochemicals
Petrochemical Update
(US) +1800 814 3459 x7521
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2017 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Gold Sponsors

  • Blank Rome
  • Industrial Info Resources
  • QTS

Key Event Partners

  • TSSC


  • ABC
  • Center Port Terminal
  • Mammoet

Coffee Break Sponsor

  • SargentElectric

Lanyard Sponsor

  • S&B


  • brock
  • CCBC
  • chromalox
  • Elliott Group
  • EMS Management
  • FE-TM
  • GBI
  • PSB
  • Satellite Shelters, Inc.
  • SuperHeat-FGI
  • Total Equipment

Supported By

  • allegheny
  • Benedum
  • The Chemical Association of Pittsburgh
  • EnergyInnovationCenter
  • MBA
  • StonePier
  • Team Neo
  • Vision Shared
  • Young Professionals in Energy

Media Partners

  • breaking ground
  • Hydrocarbon Engineering
  • Marcellus Business Central
  • Marcellus Drilling News
  • oil pro
  • ONG Marketplace
  • Pennsylvania Business Central
  • World Pipeline - Energy Global
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