As PTT Global Chemical decides whether it will build a $5.7 billion ethane cracker in Belmont County, contractors working for FirstEnergy Corp. continue demolition work at the former R.E. Burger power plant site where the massive petrochemical facility would be located.
Even if the company meets that self-imposed deadline to make a final investment decision, however, the cracker plant likely would not be ready to process natural gas liquids until at least 2020.
Bulldozers, track hoes and other equipment are ripping apart the facility that began generating coal-fired electricity in 1944. The planned ethane cracker would occupy a nearly 500-acre area, bordered by Ohio 7, the Ohio River, the Arch A. Moore Jr. Bridge crossing to Moundsville and the Roger Lewis residence in Dilles Bottom.Click here to read this whole article.
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