WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, Deputy Secretary of Energy Mark W. Menezes will travel to Eastern Ohio to tour the proposed Ohio Petrochemical Complex Project, being developed by PTT Global Chemicals America (PTTGCA). During his visit, the Deputy Secretary will also participate in a roundtable discussion and listening session with state and local officials, members of the community, and industry stakeholders to learn more about the project.
The Trump Administration has consistently supported the development of Appalachia’s natural gas resources as a means to regional economic development and national energy security. The Administration remains committed to the success of this project, which is expected to be one of the largest economic development projects in the region’s history. At the direction of President Trump, DOE recently authored a report, the Appalachian Energy and Petrochemical Renaissance, about potential opportunities for economic growth in the Appalachian region and highlighted both the PTT Global Chemical project as well as Royal Dutch Shell’s ethane cracker in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, which President Trump visited last year. The two facilities represent a potential combined capital investment of more than $20 billion in the region and would create 12,000 union construction jobs.