Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Shells Picks Pennsylvania For “Cracker” Plant
Shell Oil Co. announced it will build a massive petrochemical “cracker” plant in Potter, Pennsylvania, making it the winner in a tri-state competition for the billion-dollar industrial operation.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich lobbied hard for the plant, as did leaders in West Virginia.
The Thursday decision caps a months-long courting by state and national officials for the plant, which promises thousands of jobs and is expected to bring billions of dollars in investment to the region.
The cracker plant will break down gas compounds extracted from the Marcellus Shale into other elements, including propane.