(Pittsburgh) — Governor Corbett says he believes oil and gas giant Royal Dutch Shell is on track to build a multibillion-dollar petrochemical plant in western Pennsylvania after meeting with people higher up in the company.
Corbett says he thinks the project is going in the right direction and that last week's meeting went well.
The company has an end-of-year deadline on a deal for land about 35 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.
A Shell spokeswoman says the company continues to evaluate the site.
Beaver County Commissioner Joe Spanik says county and municipal officials are waiting to hear which portions of the 1,000-acre industrial site Shell will use. He says identifying the approximately 350 acres for development is necessary to start an application for tax exemptions there.
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