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Wood County, W. Va. Proposed Cracker Plant Takes Step Forward

As Reported by MetroNews on March 26, the proposed Wood County, West Virginia, petrochemical “Cracker” plant project, called Project Ascent, took a significant step forward on Wednesday with an announcement from Antero Resources that it would contribute 30,000 barrels of ethane per day to the proposed plant, which represents approximately one half of the ethane needed to operate the plant.  The proposed Cracker plant will use ethane to manufacture polyethylene, which is used to making various plastics. Further information on the agreement between Antero and Ascent is expected to be announced on Wednesday, March 26, at the West Virginia Manufacturers Association’s Marcellus to Manufacturing Ethane Development Conference being held at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia.