West Virginia University researchers believe a Marcellus and Utica shale ethane storage hub could help create $36 billion in investment and more than 100,000 permanent jobs, including some at industrial sites left behind by Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Weirton Steel and Ormet Corp. in the Upper Ohio Valley, reports the Herald-Star in Steubenville. The newspaper says a new study by researchers at the WVU Energy Institute identifies a number areas in the region that have favorable geology for ethane storage, including all or portions of several counties in eastern Ohio and West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle. For more read the full story.






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