Project ASCENT has the potential to remake the Mid-Ohio Valley

A recent article featured on The Athens NEWS website provides an overview of all the facts currently known about Project ASCENT (Appalachian Shale Cracker Enterprise), which is a plan for Brazilian company Odebrecht to build an ethane cracker and three polyethylene plants in West Virginia (See our Nov 20, 2013, blog post for more information). Although several steps must still be taken before the deal is finalized, the proposal itself indicates that recent production reports from the Utica shale play are improving prospects for the area.

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