Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Our Views ; Room for Optimism on Proposed Cracker Plants; Recent News Provides Glimmer of Hope for W.Va. Manufacturing

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Our Views ; Room for Optimism on Proposed Cracker Plants; Recent News Provides Glimmer of Hope for W.Va. Manufacturing

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Talk of a petrochemical cracker plant has circulated in West Virginia for so long, residents may be excused for only believing it when they see it. But two news events happened last week giving evidence of a pulse or pulses for two potential plants that would affect the Mountain States economy.

The first was not an announcement in West Virginia at all. It was Shell Chemical Americas decision to, in fact, build a plant in Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

The multi-billion dollar ethane cracker is expected to employ 6,000 as construction starts in about 18 months. But then about 600 permanent jobs are expected.

Surely some of those employees will be from West Virginia communities such as the Northern Panhandle or Morgantown.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazettes PowerSource notes that the plant will provide livelihoods for those workers as well as boost other economic sectors such as real estate not only near the plant but throughout the region and even into West Virginia. …

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