Petrochemical Plants

Report: Predicted Ohio Valley Petrochemical Hub Never Materialized

Proposals to build two ethane cracker plants – one in Wood County, West Virginia, and another in Belmont County, Ohio – have fizzled.

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Competing Reports Offer Different Outlook On Ohio Valley’s Petrochemical Future

A new report by the Trump administration suggests the Ohio Valley’s growing petrochemical industry could be an unprecedented source of economic opportunity and growth when the county, and region, eventually emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. But the assessment is drawing criticism from environmental groups and some financial analysts that warn the risk is growing for plastics and petrochemical manufacturers.

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