Friday, December 6, 2019

Multiple Meetings Held on Proposed Cracker Plant; Still No Final Decision

It's been well over 4 years since we first posted about Belmont County being the site selected for a potential cracker plant.  Despite the fact that site preparation and property acquisition has been ongoing in preparation of constructing the plant, there still is no final decision.  Reports of multiple recent meetings being held about the project may perhaps provide an indication that this may change in the near future.

From WTOV News:


A private meeting was held in Belmont County on Tuesday regarding the proposed ethane cracker plant project.
Members of PTT Global Chemical and Daelim met with state and local leaders at the site in Dilles Bottom. The meeting was held at a garage on the site, and there is no word on what took place inside.
No official announcement has been made regarding the ethane cracker plant that would be built on hundreds of acres in Dilles Bottom.
Read on by clicking here. 

And from WHIO:
Ohio's Republican governor and lieutenant governor met Wednesday with officials from one of the companies proposing to build a multi-billion dollar ethane “cracker”plant in southeast Ohio. 
A spokesman for Gov. Mike DeWine said no “substantive update" would be provided from the meeting in Columbus with board members from Thailand's PTT Global Chemical. 
State and local officials for nearly two years have anticipated an announcement about whether PTT in partnership with South Korea's Daelim Industrial Co. would build the plant along the Ohio River in Belmont County.
Click here to read that whole article. 

And finally, another report from WTOV indicating that officials feel optimistic following their closed meeting at the site:


A private meeting between PTT Global Chemical, DAELIM and state and local leaders took place at the potential ethane cracker plant site in Dilles Bottom Tuesday.

Commissioner JP Dutton says it was just an informational meeting with PTT Global Chemical. He's hoping a positive announcement will be made soon.

"The project team just provided general updates obviously to the state and local governments,” said Dutton.

Dutton says the companies involved have been very open and easy to work with throughout the process.

“To try and develop that relationship as the company moves to a potential investment decision," said the commissioner.
See that original report by clicking here. 



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