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Company studying feasibility of ethane cracker plant in Wood County seeks state permits
Reported by: Associated Press
Thursday, May 15, 2014 9:30 AM EDT
A company studying the feasibility of building an ethane cracker plant in Wood County has applied for two state permits.
Company spokeswoman Denise Cruz tells The Parkersburg News & Sentinel that permitting is another administrative step in an ongoing feasibility study of the proposal.
The company's parent, Odebrecht, announced plans last fall to develop a cracker facility, three polyethylene plants and associated infrastructure for water treatment and energy co-generation in Wood County.
Cracker plants crack or convert ethane into ethylene, a widely used chemical compound. Ethane is a byproduct of natural gas drilling.
Information from: News and Sentinel (Parkersburg, W.Va.), http://www.newsandsentinel.com