Thailand’s PTTGC pondering ethane cracker in Ohio

Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich reported Apr. 22 that PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC), Thailand’s integrated petrochemical and refining company, and its project partner, Marubeni Corp. of Japan, have selected a site in Belmont County, Ohio, for the possible construction of an ethane cracker.

PTTGC and Marubeni will take 12-16 months to complete the detailed engineering design and permitting at the Ohio site. For nearly 2 years, PTTGC and Marubeni considered project sites across the Utica and Marcellus shale region.

“We are one step closer to landing a new, multibillion dollar investment in eastern Ohio,” said Kasich. “There is more work ahead before final decisions on this project are made, but I know our Ohio team will do everything we can to bring it fruition.”

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