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WVMA Media Minute

Media Minute— a weekly dispatch of local, national and world news impacting West Virginia’s manufacturing industry.

West Virginia editorial roundup
Myrtle Beach Sun News

Last week's big announcement of a potential $83.7 billion investment from a China-owned energy companyfor shale gas and chemical manufacturing ...

China signs deals with Alaska, West Virginia for shale gas

China signs deals with Alaska, West Virginia for shale gas ... chemical manufacturing and storage (underground) of natural gas liquids and derivatives ...

Chinese firm makes $83.7 billion agreement to invest in W.Va.
Morgan Messenger

Chinese firm makes $83.7 billion agreement to invest in W.Va. ... of shale gas development and chemical manufacturing projects in West Virginia.

Daily Mail editorial: No longer business as usual in the oil patch
Charleston Gazette-Mail

... billion investment from a China-owned energy company for shale gas and chemical manufacturingprojects in West Virginia — assuming any or part ...

Basin to see bulk of investment
Martins Ferry Times Leader

“We need to thank the governor … for making sure West Virginia was not left behind. ... Work on some of these sites could begin soon. ... It is a matter of taking those materials and manufacturing things used by consumers every day, ...

WV officials offer few details on China deal
Huntington Herald Dispatch

However, West Virginia Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher said the ... on power generation, chemical manufacturing and underg

Mooney confident Congress can pass tax reform
West Virginia MetroNews

West Virginia Second District Congressman Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.) ... the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate have presented tax reform ...

Given health care debate, whom to trust on taxes?
Beckley Register-Herald

Further, according to a 2017 report from the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, ... They are, after all, public servants – to West Virginians. ... reason to question their policy intentions, no fear, they are now debating tax reform.

Let's not waste an opportunity to keep energy dominance
The Exponent Telegram (press release)

Almost 11 bcf/d of new takeaway capacity from West Virginia is detailed in Forbes ... These new plants will revitalize the manufacturing sector in their regions, help create ... West Virginia can lead our nation to energy dominance.

Chinese investment could begin to pay off within a year, Thrasher: 'We're going full steam ahead ...
The Exponent Telegram (press release)

... Corporation to invest in West Virginia's shale gas and chemical industries, one of ... to develop the gas and petrochemical industry in West Virginia.

Tyler County mentioned as possible natural gas storage site
Parkersburg News

Ltd. to invest $83.7 billion over 20 years in West Virginia with the focus on power generation, chemical manufacturing and underground storage of ...

Steve Roberts: State Chamber's vision for the 2018 Legislature
Charleston Gazette-Mail

West Virginia is one of only seven states that taxes tangible business ... Our Legislature must consider tax reform that would reduce or eliminate this ...

Sen. Manchin talks future of W.Va. energy industry with local workers
The Exponent Telegram (press release)

Manchin discussed the future of West Virginia's energy industry, ... topics ranging from health-care coverage to industry safety standards to tax reform.

Business Leader Patrick Ford: Weirton An Ideal Site For Ethane Cracker Plant
Wheeling Intelligencer

According to West Virginia Secretary of Commerce Woody Thrasher, the China Energy plan is to focus on chemical manufacturing and underground ...

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