PTT is testing the soil at the former R.E. Burger power plant along the Ohio River in Belmont County to ensure the ground can support its proposed $10 billion ethane “cracker” plant, according to the Wheeling Intelligencer/News-Register.
“This is part of our ongoing feasibility and engineering work, including permit-related activities required through our contractors and consultants,” said PTT spokesman Dan Williamson. He also added that a final investment decision on building the plant remains under evaluation.
PTT controls about 500 acres for possibly building the ethane cracker.