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Old 12-27-2013, 01:59 AM
 
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In what can only be viewed as good news for the Northern Panhandle, Shell Oil Corporation is continuing with preparations for their huge cracker facility near Chester. Construction is expected to create 10,000 construction jobs, several hundred permanent jobs, and thousands of downstream jobs created by the availability of their finished products. With the announcement of planning for a smaller Wood County facility, the NP will be bracketed with ready supplies of raw materials for plastics and other related industries.

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Old 12-27-2013, 09:12 AM
 
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Great news, but who said the Odebrecht facility would be smaller? It should be about the same size as the Shell cracker (or only a little smaller) from my understanding.
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:04 PM
 
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Great news, but who said the Odebrecht facility would be smaller? It should be about the same size as the Shell cracker (or only a little smaller) from my understanding.
I'm just going by the news announcements. The Wood facility was announced as needing around 2,000 construction workers and providing 250 permanent jobs. In any event, that's a big improvement over the current situation.
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Old 12-28-2013, 11:22 AM
 
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None of this seems to be moving too fast, and I think it's still probably just a 50-50 shot either plant ever gets built. I've heard the Wood plant could take 5,000-10,000 construction workers to build it and 500 to run it but of course it all depends on what size plant they plan to build. But again all of this is a long way from being a certainty. Let's just hope this region benefits from its natural resources, and not the gulf coast. I'm never too trusting of these large companies and their real motives.
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Old 12-28-2013, 04:52 PM
 
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Make no mistake, the real decisions determining our future in virtually every respect will be made in board rooms in Brooklyn and Chicago. If they can make more money in their cheap labor "global" economy they have fashioned, they will be happy to process our gas in Timbuktu.
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