Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B), which last produced polyethylene plastics eight years ago, is...

|About: Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A)|By:, SA News Editor

Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B), which last produced polyethylene plastics eight years ago, is poised to re-enter the market to increase profit from petrochemical production. Shell is considering the construction of an ethylene cracker in the U.S. as one route back to polyethylene, a top exec says, although no commitment has been made.