Appalachian Resins plans to build an ethane cracker in West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle

Houston-based Appalachian Resins plans to build an ethane cracker along the Ohio River in West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle where it will have access to water, as well as river, railroad and highway transportation, the Wetzel Chronicle reports. Local officials said the plant could bring “about $500 million worth of investment and as many as 125 permanent, full-time jobs” to the area, as well as “an undetermined number of temporary construction jobs.” Published reports indicate that the company plans to begin construction by the end of 2013, with the plant going online by the end of 2015, the article said. For more, read the full story.

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