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2017 to end without word on proposed Dilles Bottom ethane cracker


The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register

DILLES BOTTOM, Ohio — Santa Claus and his team of reindeer will not deliver a $6 billion ethane cracker during their 2017 flight across the Upper Ohio Valley — and some Shadyside and Powhatan Point residents are starting to wonder if the proposed petrochemical complex will ever become reality.

Government officials initially announced the potential PTT Global Chemical project in April 2015. Then, in February, representatives of the Thailand-based firm said they anticipated making a final investment decision by the end of this year.

However, PTT spokesman Dan Williamson said Thursday that while progress continues toward a decision, there will be no announcement until at least 2018.

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