Three chemical companies are eyeing seven possible sites in West Virginia for a multi-billion-dollar ethane cracker plant, according to the state Commerce Secretary. Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette is quoted in an article in today's Charleston Daily Mail that he thinks the companies will narrow down the list of sites in the very near future. West Virginia officials are working closely with the companies to help land one or more of the possible ethane cracker facilities. In another news article, the CEO of Bayer Corp. said he still hopes the company's two sites in West Virginia may be selected for the cracker plant.
Officials To Narrow Cracker Site List
Charleston Daily Mail, Sept. 26, 2011
Shale’s Future Strong; Bayer Chief Still Hopeful for Plant
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register, Sept. 25, 2011