Ohio cracker plant granted EPA permit, clearing way for construction

The Ohio EPA has issued an air permit for a potential cracker plant along the Ohio River, several miles south of Wheeling, W.Va.

The permit is one of the final regulatory hurdles for the project to clear before the two companies overseeing the plant — Thailand-based PTTGCA and South Korea-based Daelim Industrial Co. — make a final decision.

According to a press release from the Ohio EPA, the permit allows the company to construct a 1.5 million tons-per-year ethane cracker plant that would…