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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Belmont County Commissioners Urge Patience as Decision is Awaited on Cracker Plant

From WTOV:


Belmont County commissioners are keeping Monday's press conference at Ohio's Statehouse in Columbus back into the spotlight, as the Ohio Valley eagerly awaits a decision on the project.

In the commissioners’ meeting Wednesday, county leaders recapped their trip for an update on the proposed ethane cracker plant at Dilles Bottom. 
During the news conference, some in attendance wondered, 'why Belmont County?' Most of the similar ethane cracker facilities are located on the Gulf Coast." 
The reality is manufacturers locate close to either their source material or their finished customer," Larry Merry, Belmont County Port Authority director. 
“By being here, in the valley, they're close to their raw material, but also 60-65 percent -- 1 days’ travel with a truck, 60-65 percent of the North American population.”
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