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Cracker Still Top Priority

October 18, 2013

Sometimes it seems as if economic development in the Ohio Valley is a one step forward, two — or three — steps back process....

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atoddh

Oct-19-13 9:01 AM

Certainly the cracker developers will jump now that Rigby and the NR have told them to. Rigby knows what is best for them.

Geo has a point. Neither the crackers nor the coal to gas plants have materialized.

The ethane and methane will be piped away from the OV.

BTW: The population date does not consider the 30% growth that occurred in the US; in addition to the OV losses.

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richardwhee

Oct-18-13 1:57 PM

The area is always going to get something; Instead, things are leaving. Why? Too many added taxes, High union demands and no flexability, poorly educated workers, people leaving because the grass is greener in other states?

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TrollSlayer

Oct-18-13 9:49 AM

Conspiracy theorists crack me up. Now tell us the one about how we would be turning sewage into auto fuel if not for the information blackout imposed by the vast media conspiracy, GEO... LOL

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WVUGEO

Oct-18-13 7:51 AM

To repeat a comment we appended to a similar article a day or so ago: "Has anyone really kept track of how many "crackers" were supposed to have been built, or at least started, in the region over the past few years? Including the one hoped for in this article and counting the big one up near Pittsburgh that Shell Oil no longer seems all that keen on, one in southern WV, and a smaller one conjectured as a captive to feed a chemical plant in northern WV, there have been four of them; none of which has, as far as we know, even been designed, much less had the first clod of dirt turned. The sticking point for Shell, apparently, is that they haven't yet been able to round up enough gas drillers willing and able to commit to, and guarantee, a certain level of long-term supply within a given price range. Why do you suppose that is? According to everything we've read here, we're supposed to be swimming in a hundred years' worth of shale gas. Everyone's been sold a bill of good

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