The companies behind two natural gas power plants planned for Ohio credit the vast amounts of Marcellus and Utica shale natural gas in the area as the main reason behind their location choices. Massachusetts-based Clean Energy Future LLC wants to build an $800 million, 800-megawatt plant on a 57-acre plot in Lordstown, Trumbull County, The Business Journal reports. West Virginia-based Moundsville Power LLC wants to build a $615 million, 549-megawatt plant on a 37.4-acre plot in Marshall County, West Virginia, according to The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register. The Ohio project is anticipated to “employ about 550 over the two-year construction period and result in 25-30 full-time positions once the plant begins operations,” while the West Virginia project’s construction phase would create “400 to 500 jobs” and about 30 full-time positions once the plant is operational.  Posted by M. Warnock in  Ohio  Pennsylvania   |  Permalink

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