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Energy projects provide fuel on the road to recovery
Written by John Szozda   
Monday, 17 February 2014 09:32

Energy is fueling a $1.94 billion fire that could ignite our economy this year and in the near future.progressbutton2014

That gaudy number reflects the upcoming investments in our community from four energy companies: First Energy, BP-Husky Refinery, PBF Refinery and Clean Energy. Those investments are:

• First Energy announced two weeks ago it would invest $600 million to upgrade the Davis Besse nuclear power plant near Oak Harbor;

• PBF Energy, owner of the former Sunoco Refinery, announced in December it would invest $140 million in the next 15 months to upgrade its 282-acre refinery on the Toledo-Oregon border;

• BP-Husky Refinery in the spring announced it would soon start its $400 million project to enable it to refine sour crude from the Husky oil sands in Alberta, Canada;

Oregon - The top project for 2013: Oregon Clean Energy
Written by Kelly Kaczala   
Monday, 17 February 2014 09:36

Plans for the construction of a $800 million energy generation facility continued unabated last year in Oregon.

“We’re looking at a groundbreaking this summer,” Oregon Administrator Mike Beazley said last week.

Oregon Clean Energy plans to build an 800 megawatt energy generation facility on a 30 acre parcel of land at 816 North Lallendorf Road, located within the enterprise zone. The facility will convert clean natural gas to electricity. There will be enough new electricity for 500,000 homes.

Ironville warehouse, museum coming to East Toledo
Written by J. Patrick Eaken   
Monday, 17 February 2014 09:30

An $18 million expansion of a warehouse at Ironville Terminal by the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority and a $12.8 million maritime museum in the Marina District took steps toward becoming reality in 2013.

The port and Midwest Terminals of Toledo hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the warehouse, commemorating the third and final phase of construction on the 180 acre site, which was to make it ready for business this winter. When completed, the total project will have provided up to 100,000 man hours of skilled construction labor for the community.

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