Cracker partner officially announced

COLUMBUS – The local shale play is the richest in the United States, state officials said today, and that is one reason international firms are partnering to work toward construction of an ethane cracker plant in Belmont County.

Gov. John Kasich and others officially announced that South Korea’s Daelim is joining PTT Global Chemical in that effort, as we reported in January.

For more details, see Tuesday’s edition of The Times Leader.