Mountaineer NGL Storage officials recently announced it plans to spend $150 million on a natural gas liquids storage facility along the Ohio River, according to The Time Leader.

The company hopes to store up to 420 million gallons of ethane, propane and butane in caverns along the river by 2019. Its goal is to allow the potential PTT Global Chemical cracker plant to access the product through pipelines that would only need to stretch about 10 miles. The project already has a permit from the Ohio Department of Transportation but is still waiting on approval from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

If things go as planned, the project could be the first part of the Appalachian Storage Hub.

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