Appalachian Storage Hub: A Petrochem Horror

This overview, provided by the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC), describes the so-called Appalachian Storage Hub from the perspective of West Virginia:

This hub has already been called a number of different names ranging from the Appalachian Ethane Storage Hub to ADG’s Storage and Trading Hub; each sounding more benign than the other. What it really should be called is the Appalachian Petrochemical Hub. If it is developed, this hub would bring a massive build up of the petrochemical industry stretching down the Ohio River from Beaver, PA, to Huntington, WV. It would stretch into surrounding counties and draw from the Kanawha River, too. It could potentially make the “Chemical Valley” in Kanawha County look like an afterthought. Champions of the proposed hub see this as a good thing.