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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Groundwork is Laid for Belmont County Cracker Plant, But Still No Decision from PTT

From The Times:
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has issued an air permit for a potential cracker plant in southeastern Ohio, about 65 miles southwest of Beaver County. 
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has issued an air permit for a potential cracker plant in southeastern Ohio, about 65 miles southwest of Beaver County. 
The decision is seen as the last major regulatory hurdle needed to be cleared before the two companies overseeing the potential project make a final investment decision. Those two companies are Thailand-based PTTGCA and South Korea-based Daelim Industrial Co. 
If those two companies agree to build the ethane cracker plant, the development could look a lot like what’s happened in Beaver County. According to a news release from the Ohio EPA, the potential cracker plant could result in hundreds of permanent jobs and thousands of construction jobs in the region.
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