Belmont County, OH Ethane Cracker to Get 3rd Partner

More movement on the recently announced $5 billion ethane cracker in Belmont County, OH being planned by two companies from Thailand and Japan (see It’s Official: Belmont County Chosen as POSSIBLE Cracker Plant Site). The new news is that the two companies are seeking a third company to become a partner (i.e. contribute cash) to help them build it. PTT Global Chemical from Thailand will be the majority owner with a 51% stake. Japan’s Marubeni Corp is the money manager/investor for the project. According to PTT, five other companies are interested in becoming the third partner…

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