Fluor awards $50,000 to Rural King

Fluor-B&W Portsmouth has given a $50,000 grant to Rural King. Last summer Fluor was approached about an unnamed business, code-named “Project Helicopter,” wanting to purchase part of the former Masco cabinet plant and create more than 100 jobs. Fluor-B&W officials said they were immediately interested in the request, which came from Pike County officials along […]

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New life coming to former Merillat facility

The incentives approved by the Tax Credit Authority in the state capital was another step forward in the pivotal movement of Speyside Bourbon Cooperage, Inc. (SBCI) locating a new cooperage at the former Merillat Cabinet facility on East Main Street in Jackson. The announcement of the action by the Tax Credit Authority was issued by […]

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OU Researcher gets $3M To Test Fracking Wastewater Treatment

A mechanical engineering professor at Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology has received a $2.9 million award to test his novel hydraulic fracturing wastewater treatment method on a commercial scale. Supported by funds from Ohio Third Frontier, Ohio University, and partner companies RF Advanced Technologies Group and Babcock & Wilcox, Associate Professor of […]

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Economic impact of oil and gas boom a positive for eastern Ohio

WALNUT CREEK – An Ohio State economics professor believes Ohio should use the economic windfall from the oil and gas boom to create a legacy of prosperity for the region. “We’ve got to hold our policy makers accountable for using these windfalls responsibly,” Matthew Roberts told those in attendance Friday at the Eastern Ohio Development […]

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Ohio moves step closer to landing natural gas cracker plant

April 22–One proposal to build an ethane cracker in Appalachia took a step forward this week while another hit a delay as companies mull the economics behind spending billions of dollars to convert shale gas to chemicals. Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced Wednesday that PTT Global Chemical, Thailand’s largest integrated petrochemical and refining company, along […]

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Belmont County named site for possible multibillion-dollar ‘cracker’ plant

Plant handling natural-gas component would be Thai-Japanese venture; final decision expected in 2016 It is not every day that elected officials from Appalachian Ohio get to announce the possibility of a multibillion-dollar development. So Belmont County leaders had reason to enjoy news yesterday that a planned ethane “cracker” plant is envisioned for a site near […]

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Ethane cracker may be built in shale gas-rich Belmont County

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — A Thai petrochemical and refining company is considering Belmont County as a possible site to build a refinery that would make ethylene and other plastics from shale gas. PTT Global Chemical, Thailand’s largest integrated petrochemical and refining company and the Marubeni Corp., a Japanese investment adviser, have discussed the project for the […]

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Belmont County Ethane Cracker Decision by End of 2016

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Instead of seeing local ethane flow to Gulf Coast petrochemical plants, Belmont County officials hope a pair of Asian firms will use the liquid to employ thousands of construction workers and hundreds of permanent employees via a $5 billion cracker complex. On Wednesday, Belmont County commissioners and Ohio Gov. John Kasich said […]

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Governor Announces Ethane Cracker Sited in Belmont County

April 22, 2015 Rob Nichols, Governor’s Office, (330) 760-7582, Rob.Nichols@governor.ohio.gov Matt Englehart, JobsOhio, (614) 300-1152, Englehart@jobs-ohio.com BELMONT COUNTY NAMED FINAL CANDIDATE FOR POSSIBLE PETROCHEMICAL FACILITY Global Chemical Group Selects Ohio for Potential Multi-Billion Dollar Investment COLUMBUS – Today Governor John R. Kasich announced that PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC), Thailand’s largest integrated petrochemical and refining company, […]

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