Shell Petroleum said on March 18 that it temporarily suspended construction of a multi-billion-dollar petrochemical plant to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus,media reported
Shell did not say whether any employees or contractors at the site had been diagnosed with Covid-19
To prevent the spread of the disease, the company plans to take steps based on guidelines from the U.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Shell said: "Once completed, we will consider a phased upgrade in order to continue safe and responsible construction activities
The petrochemical complex, located in western Pennsylvania, plans to produce ethylene and polyethylene from nearby low-cost Marcellus and Utica shale ethane supplies, including an ethane cracker with an average ethylene capacity of approximately 1.
5 million tons/year; three Polyethylene plant with a total capacity of 1.
6 million tons
According to Xinhuanet, real-time statistics released by Johns Hopkins University in the United States show that as of 17:30 on the 19th EST (5:30 on the 20th, Beijing time), the cumulative number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the United States is 13,060.
175 cases died
The data comes from state-by-state reports compiled by the university's coronavirus research program