U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson said he is “extremely optimistic” about the possible construction of an ethane cracker along the Ohio River in Belmont County, he told members of the Ohio Valley Oil and Gas Association on Tuesday.
Johnson, R-Ohio, spoke during the industry association’s monthly meeting at Belmont Hills Country Club. He cautioned that although the plant is not a sure thing, he left a meeting in Thailand earlier this summer with PTT Global Chemical officials and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha feeling confident about the project.
PTT Global Chemical America officials expect to make a final decision on the project, proposed for a site along the Ohio River near Dilles Bottom, by the end of the year.
“They want to see this work,” Johnson said of PTT Global Chemical officials. “They’re just looking for reasons to say yes.”Click here to read more.
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