U.S. Department of Transportation railway grant would support proposed PTT ethane cracker plant

Recently, Belmont County was awarded $16 million in federal grant funds to improve the rail system near the proposed site of the PTT ethane cracker plant. U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, said the funding indicates a positive direction for economic development in the region, supporting the proposal for a PTTGCA-Daelim ethane cracker plant nearby at Dilles Bottom, according to The Times Leader. PTT spokesman Dan Williamson and Belmont County Commissioner J.P. Dutton also acknowledged the possible positive impacts of the grant, which are anticipated to improve the county’s infrastructure and job growth.