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We will bear the burden of Shell tax credits

June 26, 2012

I am dumbfounded by the Post-Gazette’s Friday editorial “No Shell Game: Corbett’s Tax Break Plan Is a Good Deal for State”! You have sold out to the interests of big oil and gas along with the Corbett administration. Your initial caution flag on ethane cracker tax credits has turned into a white flag of surrender.

Royal Dutch Shell (the full name) has co-headquarters in London, United Kingdom, and in The Hague, Netherlands. It is the second-largest company in the world based upon revenues. Why are we even considering giving tax credits to such a global behemoth? It would be better that Shell pay us for the privilege of operating here. read more

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Shell Oil picks Pittsburgh-area site for multi-billion-dollar petrochemical refinery

By Associated Press, Updated: Thursday, March 15, 6:24 PM

PITTSBURGH — Shell Oil Co. has chosen a site near Pittsburgh for a major, multi-billion-dollar petrochemical refinery that could provide a huge economic boost to the region.

Dan Carlson, Shell’s General Manager of New Business Development, said Thursday that the company signed a land option agreement with Horsehead Corp. to evaluate a site near Monaca, about 35 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.

Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania had all sought the plant and offered Shell major tax incentives. Monaca is about 15 miles from both the Ohio and West Virginia borders, so workers in all three states are likely to benefit. read more

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.
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