Site Cleared for Belmont County Cracker Plant; JobsOhio Reimbursing $14 Million in Expenses
From The Intelligencer:
Site preparation for PTT Global Chemical’s planned multi-billion-dollar ethane cracker project in Belmont County is nearly complete, as all signs of the former R.E. Burger power plant along the Ohio River are now nothing more than a memory.
After more than a year of evaluating the viability of the project — which would create thousands of construction jobs in the construction phase and hundreds of permanent jobs once it’s up and running — officials expect the Thailand-based chemical giant to make a final investment decision by the end of March.
Belmont County Commissioner Mark Thomas said.Read the whole article by clicking here.
Next, from the Columbus Dispatch:
JobsOhio disclosed Tuesday that it has spent $14 million to reimburse some of the costs of cleaning up and preparing the Belmont County site for the potential project.
A clear site was requested by PTT Global Chemical of Thailand, a business that is exploring the feasibility of building a plant there.
"This was really critical for the timeline," said David Mustine, senior adviser for JobsOhio.That whole article is available by clicking here.
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