Texas company shifts ‘cracker’ plant site from West Virginia to Ohio

Downstream Today reports that Houston-based Appalachian Resins Inc. plans to lease approximately 50 acres in southeastern Ohio to build a $1 billion integrated ethylene/polyethylene production facility. The company had planned to put the ethane “cracker” facility in West Virginia, but an Appalachian Resin executive told the news site that it decided to move the proposed plant to Monroe County, Ohio, "for business and commercial reasons and to accommodate a larger production facility.” The plant would serve a regional market, using natural gas liquids produced in the Utica and Marcellus shale plays to process approximately 18,000 barrels per day of ethane into ethylene and polyethylene. For more, read the full story.

Ohio, West Virginia