How the ethane molecule changed the Gulf Coast — and the world

Ethane is still dirt cheap as compared to Butane or Propane on the Gulf coast. I wonder if this is going to last.

Working in nearly 100-degree heat, sweating through mud-stained coverallsfour roustabouts wrestled with 30-foot sections of pipe that would follow a drill bit plunging some 13,000 feet into the earth, then turning nearly 90 degrees to chew through another 10,000 feet.

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