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Ergon plans $78M expansion of Newell refinery

Dec. 02, 2012 @ 03:17 PM

NEWELL, W.Va. (AP) — Ergon Inc. is planning a $78 million expansion of its oil refinery in Newell.

Ergon spokesman Jim Temple tells the Weirton Daily Times that the expansion will allow the refinery to process new crude oils from the Marcellus and Utica shales in the region.

Temple says the expansion primarily involves processing equipment and won’t create any new jobs.

The plant employs 180 people.

The expansion is expected to be completed in 2014.