FirstEnergy Confirms Site of Potential Ohio Ethane Cracker Plant
The communications team at Akron power company FirstEnergy Corp. has played coy about an open secret in the energy sector.
Publicly, the company tells reporters its plans to sell the riverside R.E. Burger power plant are premature. But industry sources have said from the beginning that the land will house a proposed ethane cracker plant in Belmont County.
Now, an executive for the company has confirmed the site will house the plant if Thailand's PTT Global Chemical Public Co. and Japan's Marubeni Corp. decide to go through with the facility.
James Lash, president of FirstEnergy Generation, said the company is moving a machine shop from the Burger site to a spot in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, in part because the cracker could soon take over the site, the Pittsburgh Business Times reports. Lash was in the state to open FirstEnergy's relocated machine shop.Read more by clicking here.
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